Castleford Tigers sign ex-St Helens, Hull FC and Leigh back from Queensland Cup side Wynnum Manly Seagulls

New Tigers signing Josh Simm celebrates scoring for St Helens against Hull in February, 2022. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.New Tigers signing Josh Simm celebrates scoring for St Helens against Hull in February, 2022. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.
New Tigers signing Josh Simm celebrates scoring for St Helens against Hull in February, 2022. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.
Castleford Tigers have signed an English three-quarter from Australia’s Queensland Cup.

Centre/winger Josh Simm will join Tigers in pre-season after spending 2023 with Wynnum Manly Seagulls, where he scored seven tries in 17 appearances.

The St Helens-born 22-year-old previously touched down nine times in 24 Betfred Super League games with his hometown club and on loan at Hull FC and Leigh.

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“I’m absolutely buzzing, I really can’t wait,” said Simm, who has signed a two-year contract. “I left Saints last year and I wanted something new to challenge myself.

Josh Simm, who has signed with Castleford, scores for Hull FC against Hull KR at last year's Magic Weekend. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.Josh Simm, who has signed with Castleford, scores for Hull FC against Hull KR at last year's Magic Weekend. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.
Josh Simm, who has signed with Castleford, scores for Hull FC against Hull KR at last year's Magic Weekend. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.
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“I went over to Australia and really thrived over there so I’m excited to show people what I can do. I’ve got a lot of people to prove wrong and the full-time environment is going to help. I’ve had a good time in Australia and I’m excited to show people what I can do.”

Simm pledged to bring “full commitment and 100 per cent effort in every game”. He added: “I pride myself in being able to score from anywhere in attack.

“My defence has come on leaps and bounds over in Australia and I really want to prove to people what I can do.

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“I left Saints under a bit of a cloud that I didn’t want in the Challenge Cup semi-final two years ago [a defeat to Wigan Warriors], but I’m a whole different player now - a whole year wiser, but I’ve loved it.”