Dan Fleming joins on trial
Posted: Monday 10th August 2020 - 5:00 PM
Castleford Tigers can confirm that Dan Fleming has joined the club on a one-month trial.
The Welsh international returns for a second spell with Castleford having come through the Tigers Academy as a youngster before making his Super League debut in 2013 with the club, subsequently making moves to Bradford Bulls and Toronto Wolfpack.
Fleming had been with Halifax since 2018 but due to the cancellation of the Championship season and Fax choosing not to participate in The RFL’s Autumn competition this left Fleming at a loose end of the rest for 2020.
The 28-year-old sought an opportunity to play in the top-flight and he is delighted that Castleford has given him that chance: “I’ve been looking for an opportunity to play again this season and I’ve been lucky enough that Daryl and the Tigers have given me that opportunity and I’m really looking forward to it” said Fleming.
“It’s like a second chance not only to play in 2020, which I didn’t think might come along, but also with Cas too, hopefully, I can train as hard as I can and fingers crossed something comes at the end of it. I’m looking to give all that I can, really.
“I came through the Academy with Cas and was fortunate enough to make my Super League debut in 2013 with the Tigers. If I can get even one game towards the end of my trial I’d be really happy with that, I just have to knuckle down in training and see how we go, I’m just going to try and enjoy it.
Head Coach Daryl Powell is pleased to add Dan to bolster his squad: “Dan’s been with Castleford before and I know he was wanting to have another crack in Super League after going really well in the Championship. I think with the amount of games that we are going to have I thought it was important we stiffen up our middle unit and give us some numbers.
“Dan’s a great kid and I know him from his previous time with the club and he’s improved and matured in the years since, I’m pleased to give him an opportunity.”
Director of Rugby at Castleford Tigers Jon Wells commented on the trial for Dan saying: “Dan rejoins the Tigers – initially for a month trial period – with a real motivation to take this second shot at life as a Super League player.
“He will add some size to our squad and increase competition for places and we’re all looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the Tigers.”