WINGMAN James Clare has cut short his Leigh career after one season to re-join 2017 Super League Grand Finalists, Castleford Tigers on a 12-month contract.

Clare, 26, scored six tries in five games during the 2017 Qualifiers after missing the rest of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Cas coach Daryl Powell said: “James has strengthened and got bigger physically as a player during his time away from the club.

“I think he will really challenge the players on the wings to be right on top of their games, and I am looking forward to seeing how he goes.”