Ben Crooks: Castleford Tigers sign former Hull FC centre

Ben Crooks
Ben Crooks was named Super League young player of the season in 2013

Castleford Tigers have signed centre Ben Crooks on a three-year deal.

The 22-year-old left Hull FC at the end of the 2014 Super League campaign to join Parramatta Eels in Australia.

But Crooks has yet to play a first-team game in the National Rugby League and has decided return to his hometown club for the start of next season.

"Ben is quick and athletic with a great try-scoring ability who we feel will fit neatly into the way we like to play," said Tigers coach Daryl Powell.external-link

Crooks, whose father Lee played for the Tigers in the 1990s, added: "Even though I have not yet managed to break through and play in the NRL, I believe I have achieved my goals in my career development and will return to Super League a better player for the experience."