Two More Years For Massey

Posted: Friday 15th March 2019 - 4:28 PM

The deal will now see the forward at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle until the end of the 2021 season.

The 29-year old has been with the club since the age of 15 and has rose through the youth ranks, going on to make over 200 appearances in a Tigers shirt.

Massey made his debut for Castleford against local side Castleford Lock Lane in the Challenge Cup back in 2007, a game which also saw the debut of Liam Watts.

Since Daryl Powell joined the Tigers, Massey has been a consistent fixture in the head coaches team. Over the just under 6 years that Powell has been at the club, Massey has appeared 169 times in the Black and Amber.

As a one club man, Massey said there is no place he’d rather play than with the Tigers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle: “I’m over the moon to get the contract sorted and over the line early in the season and I’m happy that the club wanted to retain me. I never wanted to go anywhere else. I’m almost like a piece of furniture now but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I joined the club when I was 15 in 2005 and made my debut in 2007 so I’ve been here a long time but it’s nice to see the club going from strength to strength.”

Tigers Head Coach, Daryl Powell has been impressed with the forward at the start of 2019 and believes he’s hitting his peak: “He’s started the season off exceptionally well. He’s one of the players who have had a stand out pre-season. He was in the last year of his deal and had a point to prove this year and that has shone through in the way that he’s played this season. He came through the Castleford system here and it took him a lot of years to get in the first team but I think that he is playing his best Rugby now. He’s really stable with his home life at the moment and you can see on his face that he is just happy at the moment.”

Director of Rugby, Jon Wells praised the 29-year old’s attitude on and off the field: “We are delighted to announce the re-signing of Nathan Massey, who will remain a Tiger – his one and only Super League team – until at least the end of the 2021 season. He has now made in excess of 200 appearances for the Tigers and in our view is playing some of the best rugby of his career. He has become a central figure in the dressing room and his experience and qualities as a senior player are exactly what we need as we continue to push this club forward.

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