Castleford Tigers’ Liam Watts in a fight speech

Castleford Tigers’ Liam Watts has been one of the club’s most consistent players since arriving in the Jungle in the middle of the 2018 Super League season.

Watts recorded 78 appearances for his home club after spending extended periods at Hull KR and Hull FC.

He has since reunited with head coach Lee Radford at Castleford as the Tigers enter a new era and he gave himself a pep talk.

The 31-year-old prop shared a post with the words: “2019 changed me. 2020 broke me. 2021 opened my eyes. 2022 I’m coming back.”

Watts then commented “I couldn’t be more about the money if I had written it myself”.

The Tigers are coming off a mediocre two years by their new standards, finishing out of the playoffs in 2020 and 2021 with Daryl Powell’s exit confirmed at the start of the 2021 season.

Powell has been confirmed to join Warrington Wolves from 2022, ending an eight-and-a-half-year stint in the jungle.

Watts, one of Castleford’s longest-serving players and arguably their fittest first rower, now has a major role to play in his new boss’s tenure and he looks more than ready for it.

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