Castleford: Talented trio top Tigers’ end-of-season awards with two prizes each

Castleford Tigers end-of-season awards.
Castleford Tigers end-of-season awards.
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Three players dominated Castleford Tigers’ first team awards, with Luke Gale, Grant Millington and Andy Lynch picking up two honours each.

Lynch was named player of the year and players’ player, Millington took the directors’ award and was runner-up for player of the year and Gale was fans’ player of the year and third for the overall prize.

Mike McMeeken took the young player of the year trophy in his first season at Castleford.

Lynch described his players’ player award as “a surprise” and he added: “There have been a few standout players this year, but it’s nice to get votes from your fellow players.

“These awards are a great honour, but it’s not just about me, it’s about the boys around me. As players we are always looking to get better and improve.”

Millington admitted he would have swapped both his trophies for a place in the Super-8s semi-finals.

He said: “It’s always good to be recognised like this, but straight up next year we want to be in that top four. We’ve got to be a bit more consistent and win those close games we’ve missed out on this year. We’ll keep battling away now for these last two games of the season.”

Under 19s award winners were: Shooting Star – Declan Sheehan, most improved player – Brandon Douglas, coaches’ player – Will Maher and Tom Holmes (joint winners), player of the year – Brandon Moore.