Oliver Holmes has remodeled 200 appearances for the Tigers since making his debut in 2010; the 28-year-old mentioned: “All my life has been based around Cas so to say that the club means a lot to me is a bit of an understatement”
By PA Media
Last Updated: 10/06/21 8:29am
Castleford’s long-serving ahead Oliver Holmes has confirmed he’ll leave his hometown membership at the end of the season.
The 28-year-old again rower, who has remodeled 200 appearances for the Tigers since making his debut in 2010, has rejected the provide of a brand new contract and is being tipped to comply with coach Daryl Powell to Warrington for 2022.
Castleford have introduced that centre Peter Mata’utia may even be leaving the membership at the end of the yr after declining a brand new provide.
Holmes, who hopes to bow out with a Challenge Cup winners’ medal, mentioned: “Castleford Tigers has been my entire adult life. It is all I have ever known since I left school and came through the academy.
“All my life has been primarily based round Cas so to say that the membership means so much to me is a bit of an understatement.
“I’ve spent 11 years in the first team, putting my heart and soul into the club every time I go on the field.
“I’m absolutely dedicated for the remainder of this yr and I would like to leave the membership with it in a greater place than after I entered and hopefully with some silverware.”
Powell said: “I do not assume you will notice anybody who loves Castleford Tigers any greater than Oliver Holmes.
“He was in tears talking about what it would mean to him to do something special with this year and it was exactly the same when he was on the field after the semi-final.
“He is a 100 per cent man and has been class for Castleford throughout his time. You will all the time get 100 per cent from him it doesn’t matter what.”