Doncaster prop Castle signs for Hunslet Hawks

Hunslet Hawks' new signing Mark Castle with head coach Barry Eaton.
Hunslet Hawks' new signing Mark Castle with head coach Barry Eaton.

The recruitment drive at promoted Hunslet Hawks has continued with the signing of 28-year-old prop forward Mark Castle on a one-year contract from Doncaster.

Castle joined Doncaster in 2012 and has been one of their most consistent performers during his three-year spell at the club. He made 14 appearances in 2014, scoring three tries.

Hawks’ director of rugby Darren Williams said: “Mark has really established himself as a top Championship front row forward and played a major part in Doncaster’s prominent rise into the high echelons of the second tier of the game.

“He is an aggressive no-nonsense forward who will provide some grunt and added steel to our forward pack in 2015, which will be needed.”

Castle said: “I’m looking forward to joining a club that will be buzzing from last year’s success and I’m hoping to add to the squad that the club are putting together. I can’t wait to get started in November when pre-season commences and meeting all the lads.”