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Jamie Ellis eager to make most of his second chance with Castleford Tigers

NEW Castleford Tigers signing Jamie Ellis admitted he fully expected to be playing for Hull KR again in 2018.

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Jamie Ellis.
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Castleford Tigers: Giants ‘half’ Ellis rejoins Cas after season-long loan at Robins

GOAL-KICKING HALF-BACK Jamie Ellis has returned to Castleford Tigers on a three-year contract.

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Champions: Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow lift the Super League Trophy after victory over Castleford Tigers.
Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

Magic Weekend: It’s a Grand Final rematch in Newcastle as Hull clubs collide

Next year’s Super League Magic Weekend will be staged at Newcastle’s St James’ Park, the Rugby Football League have confirmed.

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French forward Larroyer leaves Castleford Tigers for Leigh Centurions

French international Kevin Larroyer has become the second player to leave Castleford Tigers for Leigh Centurions this week.

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Exiting Cas forward Larne Patrick is set to join Championship side Leigh. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Castleford Tigers: Forward Patrick quits after a year to join Leigh Centurions

PROP-FORWARD LARNE Patrick has left Castleford Tigers “by mutual agreement” after just one season of a three-year deal.

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Castleford's players Greg Minikin, Zak Hardaker and Mike McMeeken,celebrate the League Leaders Shield.

Dave Craven – Super League 2017: Castleford Tigers’ year before McGuire pops up for grand finale

THE Super League Grand Final perfectly summed up the entire season: not a classic, by any stretch of the imagination.

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Denis Betts: Confident England have players to cope.

Rugby League World Cup: England flexible enough to cope

Denis Betts says England’s World Cup squad is deliberately top-heavy with forwards to meet the physical challenge of Australia but insists there is enough flexibility within it to cope with any adversity.

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I think stats are proving there is a problem with drugs, concedes Leeds Rhinos’ Ryan Hall

ENGLAND stars Ryan Hall and Kallum Watkins both believe there is a problem with drugs in rugby league.

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Zak Hardaker faces a minimum two-year ban after testing positive for cocaine (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).

Hardaker’s career hangs in balance after RFL confirm Castleford Tiger full-back tested positive for cocaine

The career of Castleford Tigers full-back Zak Hardaker is in jeopardy after the England star tested positive for cocaine and was left facing a minimum two-year ban.

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Tiger Gale eager to put Grand Final loss in the past

Reflective Luke Gale realises he has to get over his Grand Final disappointment quickly if he is to make the most of a World Cup chance with England.

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Zak Hardaker.

Castleford Tigers full-back Hardaker says sorry over failed drugs test

Castleford Tigers full-back Zak Hardaker has apologised after being provisionally suspended for failing a drugs test.

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TURNAROUND: Leeds Rhinos' players celebrate their win at Old Trafford on Saturday. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Delight for McDermott after Leeds Rhinos produce perfect ending to their comeback tale

LEEDS RHINOS’ head coach Brian McDermott said the club’s latest Grand Final victory was the “best story” yet out of any of his four title successes since taking over at the end of 2010.

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The Verdict (video): Majestic McGuire destroys Castleford Tigers’ dreams to end Leeds Rhinos career on high

DANNY McGUIRE will wake this morning and surely feel like Danny, the Champion of the World, not just Super League.

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‘I thought about quitting’ admits Leeds Rhinos’ triumphant Stevie Ward

JUST seven days before completing all 80 minutes of Leeds Rhinos’ Grand Final win, a broken Stevie Ward contemplated quitting rugby league altogether as he lay in hospital in agony with his left shoulder hanging out of its socket.

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Video: Shenton vows Castleford Tigers will bounce back after missed Grand Final opportunity

DEFLATED Castleford Tigers captain Michael Shenton feels the club might never “get a better opportunity of winning a Grand Final” after their Old Trafford shambles.

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Leeds Rhinos' Danny McGuire celebrates with Mitch Garbutt.

ANALYSIS: Where the 2017 Super League Grand Final was won and lost

LEEDS RHINOS upset the odds by beating table-toppers Castleford Tigers 24-6 in the Betfred Super League Grand Final – here’s where the game was won and lost.

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Rhinos teenager Jack Walker makes a dart forward

Castleford Tigers 6 Leeds Rhinos 24: Grand Final player ratings

Rugby league writer Dave Craven was at Old Trafford and analysed the performances from both teams:

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

‘We saved our worst until last’ says Castleford Tigers boss Powell

COACH DARYL Powell admitted Castleford Tigers’ performance in the 24-6 Grand Final loss to Leeds Rhinos was their poorest of the season.

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GALLERY: Leeds Rhinos stun Castleford Tigers and celebrate Super League Grand Final glory

Danny McGuire produced the perfect swansong in the Betfred Super League Grand Final, leading Leeds to victory on his final appearance for his home-town club.
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Leeds Rhinos receive the Super League trophy

Grand Final in brief: Danny McGuire shines as Leeds Rhinos stun Castleford Tigers

Danny McGuire produced a kicking masterclass on his final Leeds appearance to inspire the Rhinos to a record-extending eighth Super League title.

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