Castleford Tigers lift suspension Aussie winger Carney

Justin Carney.
Justin Carney.
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Castleford Tigers have lifted their suspension on Australian winger Justin Carney.

The 27-year-old missed the Tigers’ last three matches of the Super League season after being stood down pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

However, the club said on Monday the matter has been dealt with and that the former Sydney Roosters and Canberra Raiders player has now returned to the club.

A brief statement on the club website said: “Castleford Tigers can confirm that following a period of suspension, Justin Carney has returned to the club.

“The matter has been dealt with internally and neither the club nor the player wish to comment further.”

Carney has been a huge success since he joined the Super League club on a two-year contract almost three years ago.

He has scored 63 tries in 62 appearances despite serving five separate suspensions for foul play in his three seasons so far. He was in the Tigers team that lost to Leeds in the 2014 Challenge Cup final at Wembley.

Carney last year signed a new five-year deal with Castleford and recently expressed an interest in playing for England, for whom he qualifies under the residency rule later this year.