Castleford Tigers sign Matt Cook

Matt Cook tackles Wigan's Tony Clubb.
Matt Cook tackles Wigan's Tony Clubb.
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Castleford Tigers has announced the signing of Matt Cook from London Broncos on a two-year deal from the start of 2015.

The 27-year-old, who has made 22 appearances for the Broncos this season, will link up with the Tigers over the winter, and becomes the club’s fourth signing for next season alongside fellow London star Denny Solomona.

Cook said: “I’m excited by how the Tigers are playing this season. I already know a few of the boys and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the place, the players and the coaches.

“I’m looking forward to having room for my own game to improve, and I feel that I can only get better under Daryl Powell. To be part of a club that is challenging for silverware and to be part of what they have built here will really be something special.”

Cook added: “I had a very brief loan spell with Castleford Tigers back in 2008 and got to experience the atmosphere the fans create. I relish the chance to get playing out there and the move up to Yorkshire will be great for me.”

Daryl Powell said: “Matt Cook is a quality individual player. I have been hugely impressed with him this season as a performer and a leader throughout a tough season for London.”

Powell added: “His size and strength will be great for us next season and his ability to play in both front and back row is a great attribute.”

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