Castleford Tigers re-sign Jamie Ellis on a three-year contract

Castleford have re-signed half-back Jamie Ellis from Huddersfield on a three-year deal.

The 28-year-old had three seasons with the Tigers from 2012-14 before moving to the Giants and spent the whole of the 2017 season on loan to Hull KR, helping them win back their place in Super League.

Ellis, who played for St Helens and Leigh earlier in his career, adds depth to the Tigers’ half-back options alongside Luke Gale and Ben Roberts.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “I’m delighted to add Jamie Ellis to our squad for next season.

“He left the club a few years ago and I wanted to retain him then. His game has matured significantly since his last time at Castleford and I am confident he will be outstanding for us alongside Luke Gale and give us a great combination at half-back.

“He has many attributes to his game. His passing ability and running games alongside a very long kicking ability will add to our armoury for 2018.”

Ellis, who was in the Tigers team that lost to Leeds in the 2014 Challenge Cup final at Wembley, said: “Since I’ve been away from Castleford, I’ve become a bit of a fan and I’ve really enjoyed watching all of the success that has come to the club.

“I can’t wait to get started and be a part of that. My agent called me while I was on holiday and told me that Castleford were interested and as soon as he said that I wanted to sign the contract to come back here.”