Tigers sign Featherstone prop Steve Crossley

Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of prop Steve Crossley from Featherstone Rovers on a two-year deal from the start of the 2015 season.

Crossley, a product of the Bradford Bulls academy has played for both Bradford Bulls and Dewsbury Rams before joining Featherstone Rovers for the 2013 season.

Crossley said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Cas Tigers next year, the chance to go full time again and play in Super League was always a goal I’ve had since leaving Bradford. There’s a few players at the club I’ve played with already with the likes of Liam Finn and Andy Lynch who I look forward to linking up with again.

“I’m excited to be linking up with Daryl Powell again. He is a top class coach who’s got the all round coaching game in him. Good tactically, technically and great at handling his players and it’s no fluke what he and the boys have achieved so far this year. The club itself is a great community which I can’t wait to be a part of, the fans have always been one of the loudest around and add a great atmosphere to games, home and away. I’m really happy to be a Tiger for the next 2 years and hope to build on the team’s successes of this year.”

Daryl Powell added: “Steve is the next cab off the rank for props in the championship following on from some outstanding successes in Chris Hill and Alex Warmsley. He is big and robust with a skillful attacking game which will fit neatly into how we play. He is a solid defender and as a bloke is perfect for our environment. He has some hard work in front of him but he is desperate to perform in Super League and this is a great opportunity for him.”