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Shenton signs new Castleford deal

Castleford Tigers

Michael Shenton has ended speculation over his future by signing a new two-year contract with Castleford.

The 22-year-old Tigers centre had been linked with a move to Bradford Bulls as a replacement for Shontayne Hape but he has decided to stay at the Jungle.

Coach Terry Matterson told BBC Radio Leeds: "There was a lot of interest in Michael but we've put a lot of work into getting him where he is today.

"I know he always wanted to stay at Cas and I'm really pleased we've got him."

Matterson added: "He's another one to pledge his future after Joe Westerman and it's really important that we keep hold of our quality juniors.

"That's happening so the future's looking bright here."

see also
Shenton extends Tigers contract
05 Sep 06 |  Castleford

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