Holmes to join Rovers next season
CASTLEFORD have released half-back Tom Holmes to enable him to join Championship neighbours Featherstone for 2018.
The 21-year-old had another 12 months left on his contract with the Tigers but is keen to secure regular football after making just four Super League appearances this year.
“I am really happy to have the chance to come and play for Featherstone,” he said. “I had another year remaining on my contract at Castleford but I need regular game-time in order to further progress and this is a great fit for me.
“I think coming to a club like Featherstone will benefit me a great deal, as a player and a person. It is a fantastic club and I can feel something special happening here.
“The Championship is getting more and more competitive every year and with a team coming down, Toronto Wolfpack coming in and a number of teams strengthening their squads, it is going to be even tougher in 2018.”
Featherstone have also completed the signing of Wigan second rower Connor Farrell, younger brother of England international Liam Farrell, following his loan spell.