Castleford Tigers: Winger Justin Carney suspended during investigation

Castleford Tigers have suspended their star winger Justin Carney.

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Tigers, who do not have a game this weekend, say the Australian is the subject of a club internal investigation.

A brief statement issued by the club said: “Castleford Tigers RLFC can confirm that Justin Carney has been suspended from the club with immediate effect, whilst an internal investigation is undertaken.

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“Castleford Tigers will not be making any further comment at this time.”

Carney - known as The Beast or the Tank on the Flank because of his powerful running and finishing - has developed into one of the top wingers in Super League since joining Tigers from Sydney Roosters ahead of the 2013 season.

A try scorer in last Saturday’s defeat at Catalans Dragons, he has scored 18 tries in as many appearances this year.

He joined the club on an initial two-year contract and signed a new five-year deal last season.

Tigers’ next game is a crucial First Utility Super-8s fixture at Huddersfield Giants on Thursday, September 3.