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RIP Neil James & Joe Anderson

Wednesday 24th December 2014

RIP Neil James & Joe Anderson

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Castleford Tigers are saddened to hear of the recent deaths of two former Castleford Tigers players.
Castleford Tigers are saddened to hear of the recent deaths of two former Castleford Tigers players.

Neil James signed from Cas Colts in 1979. He made 82 appearances and 29 subs, and scored 17 tries, racking up 60 points. In 1985 Neil transferred to Halifax in a deal that brought Alan Sillitoe to Wheldon Road. Neil was a Wembley winner with Halifax in the 1987 final v St.Helens, he also played for Leeds, Sheffield Eagles and the Gold Coast Tweeds in Australia.

Joe Anderson (pictured above back row, third from the right) played for Castleford from 1948 to 1955 making 204 appearances and scoring 8 tries. Jo signed from Lock Lane and went on to transfer to Leeds in an exchange deal which saw Alan Horsfall coming to Cas. Joe won three Yorkshire caps while at Wheldon Road, and was a Wembely winner with Leeds in 1957 when they faced Barrow. Jo finished his career with Featherstone Rovers.

A minutes silence will be held before kick off at our friendly game v Featherstone Rovers on Sunday 28th December to mark our respect for these two great men.
RIP Neil James & Joe Anderson Castleford Tigers are saddened to hear of the recent deaths of two former Castleford Tigers players.

 

 

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