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Castleford sign Shaun Ainscough on loan from Wigan

Shaun Ainscough
Last season's 17 tries for Ainscough at Wigan came in a run of 11 games

Castleford Tigers have signed Wigan Warriors winger Shaun Ainscough on a one-month loan deal as temporary cover for broken leg victim Richard Owen.

The 20-year-old made his Super League debut for Wigan last season, scoring 17 tries in just 12 games but then missed the last two months though injury.

Under a dual-registration contract, Ainscough has already featured for Widnes so far this season.

He is not eligible to play when Wigan play Castleford on 21 March.

"It's a good move for me joining Castleford," said Ainscough. "I'm really pleased to be back in Super League and can't wait for the game at the weekend.

"Obviously I had a chance at this level last season, but then I missed out for the last couple of months so I have wanted to get back into playing in the top flight for a while.

"I'm looking forward to meeting the guys tomorrow and hope to take this chance to show what I can do in Super League."

Wigan are currently top of Super League XV, having won their first three games, running in 17 tries.

Cas, who opened their season with a win at Super League champions Leeds, go into Saturday's game on the back of successive defeats, at home to Warrington and on Friday at Bradford.



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