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Castleford's signing of Jordan Rankin makes sense

With Rankin coming to the Tigers on a loan deal from Huddersfield, Joe Wardle has gone on the other way, ending months of speculation.
Castleford's off-season recruitment has left a lot to be desired; the departing Jake Webster has not been replaced whilst Luke Gale is going to be out for the whole of the 2019 season with injury. Fans have been braying for a signing, though Jon Wells - Castleford's Director of Rugby - has stated that the club does not need to strengthen for the season ahead. However, the Tigers have finally bitten the bullet with Jordan Rankin coming to the Jungle on a loan deal from Huddersfield and Joe Wardle going the opposite way. Wardle had previously been linked in a swap deal with Huddersfield's Sebastine Ikahihifo before the Tigers and Giants finally agreed on the Rankin-Wardle swap. Both Rankin and Wardle are 27 and it is a deal that works for all parties involved. Disappointment Since Wardle joined Castleford ahead of the 2018 season from NRL side Newcastle Knights, the backrower/centre has disappointed. He played 18 games for the Tigers last season, but spent a lot of the year injured or...
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