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Super League: Lee Jewitt set for Castleford return

Last Updated: 02/05/14 9:07am

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Lee Jewitt: Returns to England to play for Castleford

Lee Jewitt: Returns to England to play for Castleford

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Lee Jewitt looks set to return to the English game after agreeing a deal with Super League side Castleford.

The prop's move back across the Channel from Limoux is subject to clearance from the French federation.

The 27-year-old, who was released by Salford last year, has also played for Wigan.

Castleford, who are hoping he will join-up with the Tigers on Tuesday, have been hit by injuries to Ryan Boyle, Nathan Massey and Dan Fleming.

Boyle, in particular, is out for the season after being told he requires knee re-construction.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: "I am delighted that we have been able to secure the services of Lee, a player who I tried to sign at the end of last season.

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"He's a tough and uncompromising player who will add strength and depth to our forward pack at a crucial time of the season."

Oldham-born Jewitt began his career at Wigan in 2005 before moving two years later to Salford for whom he made over 100 Super League and Challenge Cup appearances.

Jewitt added: "The release from Salford was a blessing in disguise. I've learnt a lot about myself out here away from Super League.

"Playing Super League week-in, week-out is the best life ever but I was at Salford for a long time so it's refreshed me to get out of that environment and try something new.

"The Elite Championship is their top division and it's probably on par or a little bit of a better standard to our Championship."

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