Our debutants versus Salford!

Posted: Sunday 11th July 2021 - 2:00 PM

Within the matchday 17-man squad named against Salford, there are nine Castleford Tigers Academy graduates: Jason Qareqare, Caelum Jordan, James Clare, Jack Sadler, Cain Robb, Lewis Peachey, Sam Hall, Adam Rusling, and Nathan Magee.

Here is a fact file on each of the Tigers' debutants.

Name: Cain Robb
DOB: 05/01/2003 (18 years old)
Amateur club: Beverley Braves ARLFC & West Hull ARLFC
Squad number: #32
Position(s): Hooker
On making his debut: “I found out I was playing in the Salford preview meeting and Powelly put it on the board, and it felt surreal. It’s good that there are other lads who are debuting and there are eight players in the squad who I’ve through the Academy system with. To do it with them will be special on the day.”

Name: Caelum Jordan
DOB: 16/9/2002 (18 years old)
Amateur club: Lock Lane ARLFC
Squad number: #34
Position(s): Centre
On making his debut: “I have been with Cas since the start of Scholarship. It’s a bit overwhelming that I am making my debut because it was a bit of a shock, but I am looking forward to it. My time at Cas has been excellent because the coaches and the other players are always looking to help you.”

Name: Jack Sadler
DOB: 20/09/2002 (18 years old)
Amateur club: Heworth ARLFC
Squad number: #35
Position(s): Hooker, half-back
On making his debut: “I’ve been with the club since the second year of Scholarship and have come through the Academy system. I’ve been training with the First Team since pre-season. I was told that there was going to be a young side playing but when I saw my name on that board it was a proud moment for me. My Mum and Dad will be proud as well and it will be a good day Sunday. It’s a really great club because they have made me feel welcome since I have been here. Even when I was on the Tigers Talent Pathway sessions and I was on trial, they have always made me feel really welcome, and ever since then I’ve loved it.”

Name: Adam Rusling
DOB: 25/05/2003 (18 years old)
Amateur club: West Hull ARLFC
Squad number: #36
Position(s): Stand-off
On making his debut: “I have been with Castleford since I was 15 as part of the Scholarship programme and it has been great. All the coaches have helped me massively and all of the players I have played with all the way through. Making my debut means everything because it has been a childhood dream. I can’t wait to get out there with the boys and put a big performance in. Making my debut at Cas will mean a lot because it is the only club I’ve been at so it’s massive for me to get my debut.”

Name: Nathan Magee
DOB: 05/06/2003 (18 years old)
Amateur club: West Hull ARLFC
Squad number: #37
Position(s): Second-row
On making his debut: “It means the world to make my debut because it is what I have dreamed of as a kid. I just can’t wait for the opportunity. I have been at Cas for three and a half years and started at Scholarship level. It’s been a great experience; I have to travel from Hull, but I love every minute of it. One of the coaches Danny (Evans) rang me to say I will be making my debut and I just jumped at the opportunity; I couldn’t believe it.”

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