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Jewitt's final season
04-06-2016, 02:56 PM (This post was last modified: 04-06-2016 03:15 PM by camdentiger.)
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Jewitt's final season
Castleford Tigers can confirm that Lee Jewitt will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the current season.
Lee and his family will head overseas to start a new life in Australia, with Lee signing a 1 year contract, with a view to extend, at Townsville Blackhawks, the feeder club for North Queensland Cowboys.

Jewitt joined the Tigers in 2014 from French side Limoux while Castleford were in the midst of an injury crisis. He played a big part in the great Challenge Cup run which included him scoring the winner against Wigan in the Quarter-Final in 2014.

Prior to moving to France, Jewitt played for six years with Salford City Reds playing over 100 games for the club.

He started his career with Wigan Warriors making his debut in 2005 after coming through the youth ranks at the club, and recently notched up his 150th Super League appearance.

Castleford Tigers have played a huge part in Lee’s life, and it’s been a big decision for the whole family: “Bec and I have always wanted to live in Australia, we’ve dreamt of doing it all our lives and eventually we want to emigrate over there. Our twin boys have come such a long way now and it’s just been an opportunity, as a family, that we couldn’t turn down.” said Jewitt.

“It will be really tough for me to leave Cas. I’ve dreaded this bit, I reckon if I was at any other club then I would just be doing my job, but this club is special, I love it here, and it’s not just me, when your kids are always talking about it and how much they love it, then yeah it’s going to be tough to leave here.”

Lee can’t thank the club enough for all the support he’s received following the premature birth of his twin boys last year and has set his sights set on going out with a bang: “I want to leave here on a high. This is a special club and a special team. I love the boys here and the coaching staff and I just want to leave here knowing that I have done my best for them, so that they can say they are proud of me, and that I have given it all that I’ve got. The dream for me now is to leave knowing that I’ve helped bring a trophy back to this club, because this club and these fans deserve that.”

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell understands Lee’s decision to make the move: “Lee Jewitt has been a quality player for the club over the last two years. He has been a great addition to our pack and during his difficult year personally in 2015 you could clearly see how highly respected he is within this club. Once he has finished his time at Cas with a superb season I wish him and his family all the best in their move to Australia.”

The Jewitt family will always be remembered dearly by everyone at Castleford Tigers. CEO Steve Gill said: “Although we are really disappointed to be losing a player of Lee’s quality, I fully understand the reasons behind him wanting a fresh start in Australia. Lee and his beautiful family will always have a special place in our hearts down here at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, and we wish them all the best with their new life down under.”

Good player and will be sad to see him go, but hopefully we can replace with some real quality

I'd also like to see Ryan Boyle replaced too
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04-06-2016, 03:33 PM
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A real engine room type player which has led to him being a real firm favourite at cas. Obviously all the personal tough times the family have had has made him reevaluate & decide bows the time to make the move. Very best of British to him, it would be nice if we could send him away with another Wembley appearance or summat like that.

I'd say maher will make the permanent step up, springer needs to kick on & we will need a n other signed as well as lynch can't be much longer for the game.
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04-06-2016, 03:45 PM
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Reckon Lynch has one more season tops

Maher's looked a lot stronger in the last few games, hopefully this will continue! Rotate between him and Springer and we are good! Still need backup/replacement for lynch as Millo is not a prop IMO.
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04-06-2016, 04:55 PM
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best of luck to him... what age is he??
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04-06-2016, 10:42 PM
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Think he's late 20s so might have a couple of decent seasons at feeder level, get face recognised then a career in summat like coaching or pt & a nice life in the sun.
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04-07-2016, 06:07 AM
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fair play to the lad... its not easy to do what hes doin.
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04-07-2016, 07:16 AM
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(04-06-2016 10:42 PM)whotobeA Wrote:  Think he's late 20s so might have a couple of decent seasons at feeder level, get face recognised then a career in summat like coaching or pt & a nice life in the sun.

Yep, he's 29 so with any luck he' got 5-6 years left in him
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