Cas confirm Shenton exit

England centre expected to sign for Saints

Last updated: 22nd July 2010  

Cas confirm Shenton exit

Shenton: leaving the Jungle

He has made a decision to move on which we respect and we are very grateful for his contribution in what will have been seven seasons with the club.

Terry Matterson
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England international centre Michael Shenton will leave Castleford Tigers at the end of the season, the club have confirmed.

Shenton, 24, is out of contract at the Jungle and is expected to join engage Super League rivals St Helens.

"We would have liked to have kept Michael and made him a big offer to stay," said Castleford coach Terry Matterson.

"However, he has made a decision to move on which we respect and we are very grateful for his contribution in what will have been seven seasons with the club.

"Michael is also a real professional and I know that he'll be as keen as anyone over the remaining fixtures to help us win us a place in the top eight."

Shenton, who came through the junior ranks at his home-town club, turned down the chance to join Bradford several years ago in order to remain loyal but now looks certain make the move across the Pennines.

Arundel deal

Castleford are hoping that promising teenager Joe Arundel will help fill the void and they demonstrated their confidence in the youngster by giving him an extended contract to the end of 2012.

Arundel, who made his Tigers debut as a 16-year-old in 2008, deputised for Shenton in the club's recent win at Salford and hopes to return from a leg injury for Sunday's trip to Crusaders.

Matterson said: "On the back of Richard Owen re-signing, we're really pleased that Joe has also agreed to stay with the club for another two years.

"He has pushed his way into first grade this year and looked very comfortable. I'm very excited about what Joe can do for Cas in the future and we are hoping to see him available for selection for Sunday's game in Neath."

Arundel, a product of the Tigers' youth development programme, said: "I always wanted to stay with Cas so I'm pleased to have got this new deal sorted out.

"Breaking into the squad this season has been a plus and hopefully I can keep my place this year."

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Paul Taylor says...

he is a good player is shenny.but hes no jamie lyon?

Posted 17:20 25th July 2010

Cedric Beedlebug says...

I hope he doesnt come to the saints, even a few of the castleford fans have said he isnt a good player and is lazy, we dont need that sort of player here, saints could do a hell of a lot better than him. He''s scored what.... 14 times in 3 years.......

Posted 18:40 23rd July 2010

Connor Mountain says...

i agree ash why let shenny go he is probs are best player

Posted 14:31 23rd July 2010

Ash Samuels says...

One step forward and one back as usual for Cas, Get Withers and Orr and then loose our most consistent player. Now we have to swallow a proposed ground share with Wakefield. Thinking money it makes sound sense but would Leeds / Bradford or Wigan / St Helens share a ground. NOOOOOOOOOO. Money has always been tight in rugby league and this rediculous farse of a rulling that we must have a new ground to keep our status in the league has torpedoed our chances of ever winning the league title. Instead of spending money on better players we have to fund a ground, without better players we will not entice new supporters to come and support us, so now we are going to have a new 14000 seater stadium with 5000 in when catalan come to play or 8000 when leeds come. People just cant afford 20 a ticket in this day and age, especially when you have one or two kids that want to go too and they need feeding in the over priced tea bars, so it costs a fortune every game. Pity we're not wigan or we could of bought our way out of trouble !!!

Posted 22:19 22nd July 2010

Dave Davey says...

Come to daddy, come to Saints!!! Hahaha!

Posted 19:22 22nd July 2010

Michael Campbell says...

Not a bad signing for saints if this is true.Though I suspect they could have done better.

Posted 18:26 22nd July 2010

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