Castleford Tigers have confirmed that Chris Clarkson is on trial with the club following his release from Hull KR.
The 28-year old has joined the rest of Tigers’ squad for pre-season training with a hope of earning a first team contract with the club.
Clarkson won the 2011 Super League Grand Final with Leeds, making over 100 appearances over five seasons at Headingley before joining Hull KR in 2016.
“I was over the moon to get the phone call from Castleford, obviously a club like Cas, have been doing well for so many years now,” Clarkson told the Tigers’ website.
“It will be good for me to fit in with these lads and just train with them for a few weeks and see what I can do, I’m really looking forward to it.
“It’s a high standard of training, a very high standard. Everybody’s pushing you, you can tell that already from day one that the lads are always working hard for each other and anyone that’s slacking they pick that up and egg you on a little bit so it’s a very good standard.”
Speaking about linking up with Daryl Powell, Clarkson said: “From seeing what he’s done over the last five or so years, he’s been magnificent for this club and from speaking to some of the lads he’s a great coach.
“I’m looking forward to picking some things up off him and really learning. He gets stuck in and does a little bit of training which is good to see. He’s very hands on which is a bit different to what I’ve been to used to over the last few years but it’s very good.”
Clarkson will most likely make his Tigers’ debut on Sunday 20th January against former club Leeds Rhinos at Emerald Headingley Stadium.