The 2015 Man of Steel has joined Castleford on a one-year loan deal from Leeds Rhinos.
Hardaker started his career with Featherstone Rovers under the leadership of current Tigers head coach, Daryl Powell.
Zak joined Leeds Rhinos in 2011 and went on to win multiple Super League titles and two Challenge Cups.
The 25-year old spent the back end of 2016 with NRL side Penrith Panthers where he played 11 games scoring one try.
Zak has represented England 5 times so far in his career and is aiming to return to the international scene for the upcoming World Cup in 2017.
Previous Clubs – Featherstone Rovers, Leeds Rhinos, Penrith Panthers
Rep Honours – England Knights, England
Zak is proudly sponsored by Ludwell Electrical.
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