Cain Robb on first professional contract

Posted: Friday 8th January 2021 - 8:00 AM

Robb joined Castleford from West Hull ARLFC and has continued to develop as a player coming through both the Tigers’ Scholarship and Academy systems and earned a spot in the England youth ranks.

During the 2020 season, Cain had been training with the First Team and was called up to Daryl Powell’s 21-man squad for, what turned out to be Cas’ final game of the year, against Leeds Rhinos, but he did not feature in the matchday 17-man squad. However, the Tigers know the potential Robb has and his aim is now to make his Super League debut after signing his first professional, full-time contract.

Speaking about the news, a delighted Cain Robb paid tribute to the club’s youth coaches and said: “I’ve come through the Scholarship with Danny Evans and all the Academy staff who have been phenomenal really with our development. I was a bit of an all-rounder and Danny turned me into a hooker and we went from there. Everyone here I can’t fault, they’ve been really good with me all the coaches.

“It’s been good to get it all sorted and it’s a good opportunity to be training full time alongside all the players such as Macca (Paul McShane) and everyone helping me out when I ask questions to make me a better player.

It is a terrific opportunity for the youngster, to get to continue working with and learn from the 2020 Steve Prescott Man of Steel, Paul McShane, an integral part of the Tigers squad and someone who often speaks to Cain about his game.

“You can’t learn from anyone better, he’s the best in his game and just asking little stuff in and around training with Paul is massive. Little stuff with him helping me out has been a big thing, with my talk, my passing and more.

“Hopefully, I just keep working hard and I can prove to Daryl to give me a chance and I’ll show what I’ve got. Mainly for me, this is my first full pre-season with the First Team and just being around with the lads, so I’ll get on and train hard, work hard to become a better player.”

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