Castleford Tigers stalwart Nathan Massey has agreed a new two-year contract extension at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.
Massey joined the club at 15 rising through the Academy ranks before making his debut against Lock Lane in the Challenge Cup back in 2007. The 31-year-old recently made his 250th Castleford appearance in their victory over Salford Red Devils.
On the decision, Massey said: “I am obviously over the moon because I’ve made it no secret that I wanted to stay here. This next two years is going to be big for me and it will take me to near the end of my career. I’ve said that if it was possible to finish my career here and this contract might take me to that.
“I am proud to play for this club and I feel privileged to pull the shirt on every week and hopefully the next two years are going to be another good few years for the club.
“There is plenty of motivation to finish this season on a high with Powelly [Daryl Powell] leaving after what he has done for the club. It’s a bit of an end of an era for us this year so there is plenty of motivation in there to win some silverware.
“I’ve had a chat with Radders [Lee Radford] just to char about the club and things like that. It’s exciting. Not so much has to change but some fresh ideas and a different sort of game plan that he will probably bring is exciting.”
Castleford’s Head Coach from 2022, Radford added: “He optimises what Castleford is all about really. He is an honest, hardworking and does things that the untrained eye doesn’t see.
“He’s really tidy in and around the ruck and it’s because of players like him that Castleford have been as successful as they have been in seasons gone by. I’m really looking forward to working with him.”
Castleford Tigers face Hull Kingston Rovers on Monday 17 May in the Betfred Super League.