Whitehaven Rugby League can today confirm that Kieran Hudson has signed a full time deal with Castleford which will see the prop link up with the Tigers but remain on loan at the LEL Arena for the remainder of 2022.
Hudson 21, has had a big impact in his opening games in the Chocolate, Blue and Gold and as always the club will not stand in the way when a Super League club comes knocking for one of our players.
Head coach Jonty Gorley spoke saying “I am absolutely over the moon for Kieran. He has came to us and proved that he is a good front row forward, all he needed was an opportunity to prove this, he has done this with us.
He is is a big lump of a lad who carries the ball exceptionally well, his sheer size helps him find his front on most occasions. Defensively Kieran does very well, as he proved against Leigh by dealing with their middles very well.
You've got to remember that Kieran is still only 21, putting him in a full-time environment will do nothing but improve him, his potential is frightening.
A mention must go to Liam McAvoy, it was Liam who persuaded me to give Kieran a chance with Whitehaven.”
Director Ashley Kilpatrick said “I’m absolutely delighted for Kieran to be getting a chance with a super league club, I’m also delighted we will have Kieran for the rest of the year on loan, the full time training will only make Kieran better and benefit us this season. Kieran’s a great young lad with a big future something I’m sure he will show at Cas.
It just shows if you work hard and take a chance coming to Whitehaven that we are a club who are watched by super league clubs and if your playing well you will get noticed and picked up. We have good links with Hull FC, Wigan and now Castleford.
I’d like to finally thank Danny Wilson at cas & Joe Harrison (Kieran’s agent) for making this deal happen and making it so easy to sort out from all sides was a pleasure to deal with both of them.”