Jewitt to bolster Tigers ranks

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2nd May 2014

Castleford Tigers have announced the signing of former Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils prop Lee Jewitt for the rest of the season.

The 27-year-old forward has been playing for Limoux since being released by Salford at the end of last term and his deal is subject to clearance from the French federation.

Jewitt, who is due to arrive from France on Tuesday, will bolster the Tigers' forward ranks following the loss through injury of Ryan Boyle, who is out for the campaign after being told he needs a knee re-construction, Nathan Massey and Dan Fleming.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: "I am delighted that we have been able to secure the services of Lee, a player who I tried to sign at the end of last season.

"He's a tough and uncompromising player who will add strength and depth to our forward pack at a crucial time of the season."

Oldham-born Jewitt began his career at Wigan Warriors in 2005 before moving two years later to Salford, for whom he made over 100 Super League and Challenge Cup appearances.

"The release from Salford was a blessing in disguise," Jewitt said. "I've learnt a lot about myself out here away from Super League.

"Playing Super League week in, week out is the best life ever but I was at Salford for a long time so it's refreshed me to get out of that environment and try something new. It's been a good life experience and it's been good for my wife and children.

"The Elite Championship is their top division and it's probably on par or a little bit of a better standard to our Championship."

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