Burleighs loss is Castlefords

Castleford Tigers have added to their pack strength with the signing of prop Adam Watene.

A Cook Islands international, 27 year old Watene has joined the Tigers from Queensland Cup team Burleigh Bears who he captained to victory in the Grand Final of the 2004 Queensland Cup competition.

Tigers coach David Woods said: "I'm very pleased to have completed the signing of Adam after we thought that we had lost out on him a few weeks ago.

"Thankfully we have now been able to sort through the paperwork and Adam will be flying in this week."

Watene joins his namesake Frank in the Castleford front row.