Castleford Tigers sign Cheyse Blair in ‘statement of intent’

Castleford Tigers have signed centre Cheyse Blair on a three-and-a-half year deal from the Melbourne Storm.

Blair has been released to join the Tigers for the rest of the season and the club’s director of rugby Jon Wells described his signing as a “huge statement of intent”,

The 27-year-old had been with Melbourne since 2016 and also played for Parramatta and Manly in the NRL, regularly among the tries with all three teams.

Blair said: “I am really excited and pumped to be joining the club. I am looking forward to getting over there, meeting everyone and ripping in.

“I know Castleford have the best rugby league community and fans and I can’t wait to hear their roar.”

Wells added: “Cheyse’s signature is a huge statement of intent for the Tigers going forward. He is proven at the highest level in the NRL and brings that experience and competitive edge to a progressive and motivated team.

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