Oliver Holmes signs new Castleford Tigers deal

Oliver Holmes
Holmes made his Super League debut in 2010

Castleford Tigers forward Oliver Holmes has signed a new three-year contract.

The 19-year-old back-rower, who has made 24 senior appearances, will now remain at the Super League club until the end of the 2014 season.

Holmes said: "I'm glad to have signed an extension on my contract and see myself here for a long time.

"The changes have been massive since we came back in to pre-season training. It shows that the club is moving forward and I want to be a part of that."

Holmes made five senior appearances in his debut season in 2010 and went on to make another 19 in 2011.

He follows in the footsteps of fellow Tigers academy graduates Richard Owen, Adam Milner, Daryl Clark and Jordan Thompson in signing new long-term deals, while Man of Steel Rangi Chase also recently penned a four-year deal.

Castleford boss Ian Millward added: "He's a nice personality, a very committed player and I like the way he moves.

"I've been really impressed with him in the first few weeks and with his age he's only going to grow both skills-wise and development-wise.

"I think it's very astute of the club to get him tied down. It's great that another local kid has committed to the club, another kid who had plenty of attention from other clubs.

"I'm really pleased he's signed and I'm looking forward to working with him in the future."

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