Castleford’s Justin Carney joins Salford on year-long loan deal

Published: Tuesday 3rd November 2015 by The News Editor

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Salford have completed the signing of Castleford’s Australian winger Justin Carney on a year-long loan deal.

The blockbusting Carney has scored 63 tries in 62 appearances for the Tigers, despite serving five separate suspensions for foul play in his three seasons, and only last year signed a new five-year deal.

But the former Sydney Roosters and Canberra player missed the Tigers’ last three matches of the 2015 Super League season after being stood down pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

He was subsequently re-instated but his future with the west Yorkshire club remained tenuous and he went close to joining Hull before completing his move to the Red Devils.

Salford head coach Ian Watson said: “There are few stronger players in the league than Justin Carney and we are really looking forward to working with and getting him on track with our philosophy and goals here this season.

“Justin is an immense athlete with a strike rate that is up there with the best in the world. He is exciting to watch and our fans are going to enjoy watching him run at defences week in week out.”

Carney was in the Castleford team that lost to Leeds in the 2014 Challenge Cup final at Wembley and recently expressed an interest in playing for England, for whom he qualifies under the residency rule.

He becomes the Red Devils’ seventh signing for 2016 including fellow countrymen Robert Lui and Ben Murdoch-Masila, and his capture appears to signal the imminent departure of former Leeds winger Ben Jones-Bishop.

Published: Tuesday 3rd November 2015 by The News Editor

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