Posted: Tuesday 14th September 2021

Update: Oliver Holmes

Castleford Tigers can confirm that Oliver Holmes will sadly miss the rest of the 2021 season due to a neck injury.

The 29-year-old has an acute bulging disc in his neck due to a whiplash injury sustained in the first half of last Saturday’s match against Hull KR. After being consulted by a spinal specialist, it has been advised Holmes must rest for six weeks before further scans are taken.

This means that Oliver Holmes will unfortunately not be available for selection for the Fords’ final home match of the 2021 season on Thursday night and brings an end to Oliver’s 12-year First Team service to the Club.

Speaking about the news Holmes said: “I am heartbroken to end my time at Castleford Tigers like this and to not get one last game at The Jungle with the lads, but this is sport, these things happen, and it is what it is.

“I’ve loved my time at Cas, and I will be at the game on Thursday night cheering us on for the win, and I will be able to say my goodbyes after the game. Hopefully, the lads secure the victory, push on in the play-offs and get to that Grand Final.

“Thank you to the Cas fans for your support as always.”

Castleford Tigers would like to wish Oliver a very speedy recovery, and we thank him for his fantastic service to our club over the past 12 years.