NRL Star Joins Super League Effectively Immediately

The Melbourne Storm wingers has accepted a 3-year deal from English Super League club the Castleford Tigers. 

The Storm happily granted Blair’s request for a release, praising the 27-year-old’s contributions to the club on and off the field.

The release is effective immediately, allowing the 27-year-old to sign with Castleford on a three-year deal.

The 27-year-old back, who featured for the Storm in the 2016 NRL Grand Final, will be available to play in Super League as soon as his visa paperwork is completed.

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Castleford director of rugby Jon Wells said: “Cheyse’s signature is a huge statement of intent for the Tigers going forward. He is proven at the highest level in the NRL and brings that experience and competitive edge to a progressive and motivated team.

“I am confident that Cheyse will be a huge addition to the Tigers squad and we are all looking forward to seeing him in a Cas shirt.”

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell added: “Cheyse is an experienced outside back from probably the best club in Australia. As such, we know we are getting a quality performer with bags of experience and ability.

“I’m looking forward to welcoming him and his family to the Tigers and I am confident he will add to our quality both on and off the field.”

The winger/centre has not played an NRL game for the Storm in 2019 after managing just eight first-grade appearances in Craig Bellamy’s side last season.

Blair, wife Tammy and their two children will leave for the UK next week.

He has scored 33 tries inhis 82-game NRL career.