Cook Signs Extension

Posted: Friday 3rd May 2019 - 10:16 PM

The 32-year old has been with the Tigers since 2015 and will now continue his partnership with the club until the end of the 2020 season.

Cook has been an influential part of Daryl Powell’s tenure at the club making 98 appearances since re-joining Castleford.

The prop forward first appeared in the Black and Amber back in 2008 while on loan from Bradford Bulls.

He made his debut for the Bulls back in 2003 before going on to play for Hull KR and captaining London Broncos during a career that has already seen Cook play over 250 games.

Cook was over the moon to sign an extension with the club: “I’m really happy that the club have offered me the opportunity to remain a Tiger for another year and I am pleased to say that I have accepted. Castleford is a great club that I have been part of for almost five years now, I have made some great friends here, and under the boss have without doubt, played my best rugby. 

I am still itching for more success and silverware, and I believe being a Castleford player gives me the best opportunity to achieve that. I’d like to take this chance to thank all the Tiger fans for their support so far, and I look forward to being able to run out in front of them for another year.”

Tigers Head Coach, Daryl Powell is happy to have retained a player that is currently playing some of the best rugby of his career: “I’m delighted that Matt Cook has agreed to extend his contract. He has played some outstanding rugby league for us over the last few years and his form so far this season tells us he’s playing some of the best rugby of his career. I’m really looking forward to continuing to work with him this and next season.”

Castleford Tigers are next in action against Warrington Wolves on Friday 3rd May at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. Tickets are still available for the clash at both our retail stores and online here. Find out all the information about the game here. 

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