CASTLEFORD have appointed former Hull head coach Lee Radford as their successor to the departing Daryl Powell.

The 42-year-old former Hull and Bradford forward, who was sacked by the Black and Whites just over 12 months ago, will take up a two-year deal with the Tigers from the start of the 2022 season.

Powell is leaving Castleford at the end of the year to take over from Steve Price at Warrington.

Radford said: “I’m really excited for the opportunity with a fantastic club and I’m really looking forward to taking up the challenge.

“I like what the club is about. From the outside it is a hardworking, honest, hard-faced club and I think you know what you’re getting when you come here - I think all those descriptions suit me down to the ground.

“I’m very aware of the brand of rugby that is played at this ground and it’s one I’m looking forward to having an effect on as well.

“How they play the brand of rugby they play here, I’ve always enjoyed watching it from the outside, I’ve always enjoyed coming up against it and trying to stop it.”