Castleford pair reject move to Super League

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Castleford have received a confidence boost for next season with the decision of two of their most promising young players to reject Super League offers and stay with the relegated club. The centre Michael Shenton and the prop Craig Huby, both aged 20, have agreed to stay on.

Shenton was a target for Wakefield, who have already signed Waine Pryce and Danny Sculthorpe from Castleford.

Leeds have agreed to release Shane Millard clearing the way for the hooker to join Wigan. The Australian agreed an extended contract in mid-season but has requested a release. He will join the Warriors as back-up to Micky Higham, replacing Wayne Godwin, who has joined Hull.

The Scottish rugby union international Jon Steel has agreed a one-year contract extension with Hull KR, whose prop, James Garmston, is joining Doncaster on a two-year deal.

The St Helens winger Ade Gardner has withdrawn from the Cumbria team to play Tonga on 25 October because of injury.