Castleford Tigers Seek Overseas Player to Replace Albert Vete

Castleford Tigers Confirm Overseas Player Search After Albert Vete’s Departure

Castleford, UK – In a statement released on their website and social media, Castleford Tigers have announced the mutual consent departure of forward Albert Vete. The club has confirmed that they are now actively seeking to fill the vacant overseas quota spot left by Vete’s release.

Director of Rugby Danny Wilson expressed gratitude for Vete’s contributions, saying, “Albert is a great person and a likeable person in the playing group. Unfortunately, he has struggled with injury and the time has come for him to focus on the next chapter of his life. We would like to wish him and his family all the best for their future endeavours.

Wilson further elaborated, “Albie’s departure now frees up a quota spot which we are actively working to fill.” This development comes after earlier speculation that Vete’s release would pave the way for Leigh Leopards to recruit NRL full-back David Armstrong. However, Leigh head coach Adrian Lam has confirmed that Ben Nakubuwai will remain with the club as he recovers from an injury.

Head coach Craig Lingard has been vocal about the club’s need to make signings, and it now appears that Castleford Tigers are poised to bring in an overseas player to fill the vacancy left by Vete’s departure. There have been suggestions that the new signing could potentially be the recently released Tex Hoy, though the club has not yet confirmed any specific targets.

Castleford’s statement concluded by thanking Vete for his services during his time at the club, wishing him well in his future endeavours.

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