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Webster nets new Castleford deal

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/04/2016

Former New Zealand international Jake Webster has agreed a one-year contract extension with Castleford that will keep him at the Super League club until the end of 2017.

The 32-year-old, who has become a fans' favourite since joining the Tigers from Hull KR in 2013, agreed a contract for 2016 last November.

But the eight-Test Kiwi has been in impressive form so far this year, covering for the loss of skipper Michael Shenton with a major knee injury.

"Jake has been a revelation this season," said Castleford coach Daryl Powell. "He is fitter than previous seasons and has taken over the left centre position in such a positive way.

"His work-rate with the ball has been outstanding, which along with a tough defence has meant this contract extension is very well deserved."

Webster, who previously played in the NRL for Gold Coast Titans and Melbourne Storm recently became a British citizen.

"I'm feeling really good," he said.

"It's been a bit of a tedious few years for me with injuries so I'm pretty proud of myself. I am excited to be staying with the club and hopefully we can build on the start we've made this year."

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