Former NRL half released by Castleford after trial period

Brett Seymour

Not all trials turn out successfully for players and for Brett Seymour, a former half in the NRL, a trial spell with the Castleford Tigers has not been enough to keep him at the club, as they confirmed that he was released.

After sitting down with Brett, Tigers head coach Daryl Powell said the club and Seymour came to a mutual decision for him to be released.

“We sat down and had a chat with Brett and came to a mutual decision that we would release him from his trial period,” Powell said.

“Our season has started pretty well and with Marc Sneyd, Liam Finn and Jamie Ellis in front of him, it left him fourth in line.

“We wanted to give Brett the best opportunity to get a club because with the way rugby league is at the moment, he just can’t play it and that’s disappointing but that’s just the way it is.

Although he has been released, Powell was quick to praise Seymour and well he got along with players and just how well received he was.

“He has been fantastic while he has been here; he fitted in well and got on with the players and he has worked really hard,” said Powell.

“If you speak to him then he’ll be full of praise for our players and the work that we have done with him to enable him to have an opportunity.

“It’s disappointing for us and Brett that it hasn’t worked out, but that’s life sometimes and our excellent start to the season has made it more difficult for him to get in the team.

“I’m hoping that he will get a club in the near future and we wish him all the best.”

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