Challenge Cup final: Dixon admires Tigers’ growth

Castleford Tigers' Kirk Dixon during the Tetley's Challenge Cup Final walkabout at Wembley.
Castleford Tigers' Kirk Dixon during the Tetley's Challenge Cup Final walkabout at Wembley.
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Kirk Dixon joined Castleford Tigers when they were in the second-tier yet now he is playing in a Challenge Cup final.

Ahead of the showpiece versus Leeds Rhinos, the goal-kicking winger said: “It is exciting.

“It has been a great year for me, playing in a good side with great players.

“It makes your job pretty easy. It is really pleasing to be part of a final and a great spectacle and a Leeds-Cas derby, it doesn’t get much bigger that that.”

“We’ve kept it low key, but we’ve cranked it up towards the back end of the week and the [final training session] was great.

“Everything seems to be clicking and we are all looking forward to it. “Hopefully this will be a stepping stone to more Cup finals to come.”