Former NRL player re-signs with Castleford

Grant Millington

Making the most of his time at the Castleford Tigers, Grant Millington has been rewarded with a new contract at the club, one that will see him remain until the end of the 2015 season.

The former Canterbury Bulldogs forward has so far made 44 appearances for the Tigers, has scored 7 tries during that time and is pleased to have made the decision to stay.

“I’m happy to sign the new deal,” Millington said.

“Towards the back end of last season I re-signed for 2014 but just before I went back to Australia for the off-season, Daryl Powell texted me and mentioned that he was interested in keeping me for another season on top of that.

With family often a key factor in decisions such as these, Millington discussed things with his wife and in a bonus for the club, they could not find any reason as to why they should not stay in the city a year longer.

“My wife and I went home and had a chat about it and we couldn’t think of any reason not to so we are really happy to be here for 2015, too,” said Millington.

“The feeling around the club at the moment is great. The first two seasons were a little bit of a struggle, although towards the end of last season, things really picked up for us.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here; it’s a family club and everyone is here to help everyone else so I’m happy to be here for a bit longer.

Regarded as a veteran forward given his experience and time playing in both the NRL and the Super League, upon being asked by Tigers coach Daryl Powell to be a leader for the younger players at the club, it is a role that Millington looks forward to.

“Daryl’s asked me to help some of the younger forwards too with little bits in their game where a bit more experience may help them so I’m relishing taking that on as well,” said Millington.

Powell has been impressed with Millington and his work-rate whilst at the club, and is pleased to see the veteran forward stay on board for another season.

“I have been hugely impressed with Grant as a leader and a player during my time at the club,” said Powell

“He is a natural rugby league player with a great instinct for the game. His contract extension gives us further stability moving forward and I am delighted his stay at the club has been extended.”

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