Castleford Tigers would not stop Rangi Chase exit

Rangi Chase

Castleford chief executive Steve Gill has revealed stand-off Rangi Chase is free to leave the club if he wants to.

"Rangi has said that he would like to go there," Gill told Super League TV.external-link

"We want him with us but we don't want to keep a player with Castleford Tigers who doesn't want to be here. It's his call to make, if he wants to go then we'll look at compensation."

He added: "He'll be playing on Friday night and we'll deal with it after the game."

The England international has been named in Castleford's 19-man squad for Friday's Challenge Cup tie at Leeds Rhinos.

Meanwhile, Gill says the club are still considering their options with regards to appointing a new coach.

Danny Orr was placed in caretaker charge last week after the departure of Ian Millward.

"We've had a quite a lot of applicants but at the moment we're happy with Danny," he said.

"It's important for the fans that whoever comes in buys into the ethos of the club. It's a family club and Castleford is a close knit community.

"My preference would be a for a British coach who could put some structure back into the club and continue to develop our younger guys."

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