Betfred Super League season preview

Castleford Tigers (20/1 – to top regular season standings) start a new era during the 2022 Betfred Super League season as Lee Radford takes charge for his first campaign at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Grand Final winner odds: 20/1

Last season: 7th

Daryl Powell ended his eight-year stay in West Yorkshire last season after failing to guide the Tigers into the play-offs for the second year in succession.

Powell will return to the club as Warrington Wolves head coach, but it is now former Hull FC boss Radford’s job to try and win the club their maiden Grand Final.

New signings:

George Lawler (Hull Kingston Rovers)

Jake Mamo (Warrington Wolves)

Bureta Faraimo, Mahe Fonua (both Hull FC)

Joe Westerman (Wakefield Trinity)

Kenny Edwards (Huddersfield Giants)

Alex Sutcliffe, Callum McLelland (both Leeds Rhinos).

Star Man: Paul McShane

This season, McShane will be under the spotlight after replacing Michael Shenton as the club’s captain.

Shenton retired at the end of last season, and Radford has picked McShane to lead the Tigers in 2022.

He was named Super League’s Man of Steel in 2020, and he won his first England cap last year.

McShane’s skillset can guide Castleford into the playoffs, but he will need help from halfback duo Jake Trueman and Danny Richardson.

Rising Star: Callum McLelland

Scottish half-back McLelland joined the club from Leeds Rhinos in the winter, and he knows all about the club after graduating from the Tigers academy.

After a failed move to rugby union, he linked up with Leeds, but he is back at the Tigers and should be one to watch when he gets his opportunity from the bench.

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Author: Paula Allen