Adam Milner extends Castleford contract

18 Aug 21, 8:45AM 0 Comments

Written by Rugby Football League

Adam Milner has signed a two-year contract extension with Castleford Tigers.

The 29-year-old – who will remain at the club until the end of the 2023 season – made his Betfred Super League debut for the Tigers in July 2010 after progressing through the Academy system.

Milner was a pivotal part of the side which lifted the League Leaders’ Shield in 2017 whilst also representing Castleford in both the Betfred Super League Grand Final and the Challenge Cup Final. The forward has made over 250 appearances in the Betfred Super League and represented England back in 2018.

On the new contract, Milner said: “I’m buzzing to finally get my deal sorted.

“To remain a one club man, which I really pride myself on, is a proud moment for myself and to get another two years at this fantastic club is something I hold really highly.

“He [Daryl Powell] has taken my game to the next level, it’s not always been plain sailing with him we’ve had our battles which he would probably say himself, but as a coach, there are not many coaches who can get the ultimate best out of your Rugby career and I’m thankful for what he has done for me.

“In 2018 I got to represent my country which he has a massive helping hand in, along with him fellow coaching staff Ryan Sheridan and Danny Orr at the time, they did too. Everyone at this club has helped me to get where I am.

“It excites me, we’re getting a new coach in Lee [Radford] who will bring new, fresh ideas in. I’m looking forward to it.”

“The fans have been absolutely awesome; they’ve always supported me and to hear them in the Wheldon Road End when they really get behind the boys is spinetingling. They’ve been sadly missed in the lockdown, and we can’t wait to get them back roaring.”

Speaking about Milner’s extension Head Coach Daryl Powell said: “Adam has been a great servant to the club and in my time at Cas, he has grown to be an international player, and he would want to do more of that. Hopefully, he can continue to grow.

“Anyone who makes it to a testimonial at a club has done an awesome job, and he is a quality player but also a great bloke. I’m really pleased for both him and the club that he’ll be staying longer.”

Castleford Tigers Head Coach from 2022 onwards, Lee Radford, commented: “Adam has been a stalwart for Castleford for the last couple of years, a really important piece of the jigsaw. A local lad who is ingrained in the club by coming through the ranks.

“It was a terrific achievement for him to reach 250 top-flight games, and hopefully he’s got plenty left in him as well. I’m really looking forward to getting to work with him.”

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