Oliver Holmes: Castleford Tigers forward signs new deal

Oliver Holmes
Oliver Holmes has made 123 appearances for Castleford Tigers in five years

Castleford Tigers forward Oliver Holmes has said the club is a second home to him after signing a new contract.

The back-rower has agreed a two-year deal to keep him with the Super League side until late 2018.

Holmes, 23, has made 123 league appearances for Castleford in six seasons, scoring 18 tries.

"This is my hometown club and it's a really enjoyable place to come to work and play rugby," Holmes told BBC Radio Leeds.

"It's the only place I've ever known. I've been here since 2008 when I left school and I can't see why I'd want to leave."

Hooker Adam Milner has also signed a two-year contract extension with the Tigers, who drew their opening match of the season at Hull KR.

"Adam and I have been playing with each other since the academy in 2008 and him staying here was good for me and vice versa," added Holmes.

"I've grown up with him and it's the same with the rest of the boys. It's a really enjoyable place to come to play rugby."