Castleford Tigers hooker Paul McShane signs a new five-year deal with the Super League side.
BBC Sport takes a look at the ways sportspeople in England have engaged with their communities in the run-up to Christmas.
Castleford Tigers sign half-back Cory Aston after he was allowed to leave Super League rivals Leeds Rhinos.
Castleford Tigers half-back Jake Trueman signs a new three-year contract with the Super League side.
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Castleford winger Garry Lo says Papua New Guinea team-mate Kato Ottio was like a "brother" to him, after Ottio's death aged 23.
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