Super League: St George Illawarra linked with move for Castleford Tigers ace
Last Updated: 17/04/13 6:24pm
Rangi Chase: Castleford Tigers ace linked with a move to NRL club St George Illawarra Dragons
St George Illawarra Dragons are remaining tight-lipped on speculation they are closing in on the capture of Castleford Tigers' Rangi Chase.
The Dragons failed in a bid to sign the England international last year but are thought to have made a new offer for the 2011 Man of Steel.
The NRL club appeared to move a step closer to pressing ahead with a deal on Wednesday when stand-off Jamie Soward agreed to join the Penrith Panthers on a four-year deal from next season.
"As has been speculated for some time, we are in a strong position regarding recruitment but we have never been interested in speculating," said chief executive Peter Doust.
"When we have a number of matters finalised, we will communicate appropriately."
Castleford have made a slow start to the 2013 Super League season, although they won their second game on Saturday following a 28-26 success over the Widnes Vikings.