WATTS IS SWITCHED ON TO POWER UP THE JUN­GLE

Daily Mirror - - SPORT - BY GARETH WALKER

CASTLE­FORD TIGERS are set to con­firm the cap­ture of Hull FC’s Liam Watts with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

The ex­pe­ri­enced prop is sus­pended hav­ing picked up his fourth red card within the last year in the re­cent win against War­ring­ton. But that has not put off the Tigers, who have beaten am­bi­tious Toronto Wolf­pack to the 27-yearold’s sig­na­ture af­ter agree­ing a sig­nif­i­cant fee.

The Black and Whites had been open to of­fers for Watts, with the Wolf­pack keen to add to their cap­ture of Sal­ford full-back Gareth O’Brien (be­low). But the Tigers won the race to com­plete the first sign­ing since the ap­point­ment of Jon Wells as new di­rec­tor of rugby. Watts is set to link up with Daryl Pow­ell’s squad this week, al­though he still has two matches of his sus­pen­sion to serve. Hull lost pa­tience with Watts over a num­ber of on and off-field of­fences, not just the red card for a head­butt on Wolves’ prop Dom Crosby which coach Lee Rad­ford la­belled “pa­thetic.”

His Tigers de­but could come in the derby with Wake­field Trin­ity on March 29.

HE’S OFF AGAIN Watts has signed for Castle­ford Tigers

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