FORMER Saints scrum half Sean Lengthy’s recommendation has led to soldier and former Harlequins Rugby Union scrum-half Lloyd Wheeldon going for a month’s trial at Castleford.
The 24-year-old lance corporal in 3 Para has been granted a short lived launch from energetic service to attempt his luck in Tremendous League after chatting with former Nice Britain half-back Lengthy throughout his spell with Quins.
Lengthy is now assistant coach at Leeds Rhinos.
“I’ve at all times wished to attempt enjoying rugby league and I received fairly pleasant with Sean Lengthy when he was down there,” Wheeldon stated.
“I received chatting to him about it after which put the feelers on the market by means of my agent after which a possibility got here up for a trial with Cas.”
Castleford coach Daryl Powell stated: “He is received an awesome perspective and he is been within the military so he is a tricky child.
“Getting used to the nuances of rugby league within the first couple of weeks is necessary for him however I simply suppose you will need to take a look at him and see how he goes.
“Clearly, he isn’t going to have the ability to play this month however we get to have a superb have a look at him and it provides him a possibility to select up all of the little bits of rugby league.”