Posted: Thursday 5th August 2021

Faraimo joins the Fords in 2022

Castleford Tigers are delighted to confirm that Bureta Faraimo has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle.


The pacey winger began his career in the NRL with Parramatta Eels, a short spell at the New Zealand Warriors followed before he made the switch to Super League. Hull FC was the USA international’s destination, and he has an impressive record of 40 tries in 80 matches during his three-year spell with the Black and Whites.

Speaking to about joining the club, Faraimo explained that he is happy to be part of the new era at Castleford in 2022.

“I am really excited! I’m looking forward to working with Lee Radford again and we’ll hopefully win some silverware together.”

It was a big move for the winger to make from the Southern Hemisphere to the UK and the outside back thanked Hull FC for their support during his time with the club.

“I’ve had some good times with Hull FC over the last three years and I will be trying my best to get some silverware with them before I leave.”

Faraimo has ran out onto the field at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle on a number of occasions for The Airlie Birds, however, he is relishing the opportunity to have the raucous Wheldon Road support behind him as a Cas player.

“The crowd at Castleford is always good and they are right on top of you. Even as an opposition player it’s impressive and I can’t wait to be there with the crowd on my side the next two years.”

The 31-year-old has made a name for himself in Super League over the past few seasons as a powerful and robust winger who has a real eye for a finish when he gets close to the try line.

Although Faraimo explained that he is ready to play in any position for the team and reiterated just how much he is looking forward to donning Cas colours.

“I’ll play wherever I am needed and whatever is best for the team to be successful.

“I’m looking forward to playing well, enjoying my time at the club, and making some new friends.”

The Fords’ Head Coach for 2022, Lee Radford, coached the winger during his tenure at Hull FC and outlined just how thrilled he is to be working alongside him once again.

“He’s an incredibly tough bloke to tackle, nine times out of ten he will win the ground when he’s carrying the ball and gets your sets started like you want to start your sets.

“He gets you on the front foot, and not only that, I think something that gets a little overlooked is his work down the other side of the field, you give him a try scoring opportunity and he will take it.

“Off the field he is a fantastic bloke and someone I really enjoyed having a relationship with and I have stayed in touch with on a regular basis. When I heard that he was available, I jumped at the chance to get him signed for Cas.”