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Castleford OK McGoldrick transfer request

Castleford have agreed to a transfer request from long-serving Australian utility player Ryan McGoldrick.
Castleford OK McGoldrick transfer request
by NRL

By Ian Laybourn

LONDON, July 4 PA - Castleford have agreed to a transfer request from long-serving Australian utility player Ryan McGoldrick.

The 31-year-old, who is in his seventh season with the Tigers, was out of contract at the end of the year and had not been offered a new deal.

Castleford coach Ian Millward said: "Ryan approached us out of the blue about leaving.

"Although as a senior player, we'd ideally have him leading us from the front for the rest of the season, with him out of contract we have reluctantly accepted his transfer request.

"With Ryan being a player that has given seven years of service to this club it would be wrong to deny him of this opportunity to continue his Super League career beyond the current season."

McGoldrick, who has been linked with a move to Hull, is expected to join a new club immediately.

He said: "Castleford Tigers has been a major part of my life for the last seven years and a main part of my playing career.

"In an ideal world I'd have liked this to continue for years to come but this isn't always possible and in 2013 we are moving in different directions.

"An opportunity has arisen which may help me continue my Super League career into the future and I have chosen to take it."

Wednesday's news comes just a fortnight after promising hooker Daryl Clark had a transfer request rejected and a little over a week since the club suspended stand-off Rangi Chase pending the outcome of an internal investigation into an alleged breach of discipline.




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