21 Aug 2008

Sione Faumuina to leave Cowboys for Castleford

5:47 am on 21 August 2008

The North Queensland backrower and former Kiwi Sione Faumuina has agreed to join UK Super League side Castleford for the 2009 season.

The New Zealand forward, who walked out on Harlequins without playing a game for the club, has negotiated a 12-month deal with the Tigers.

A former Canberra and New Zealand Warriors player who had a three-match stint with Hull in 2007, Faumuina signed a three-year deal with Harlequins in September 2006 but pulled out of it three months later, citing personal reasons.

Now the 27-year-old is willing to return to England after two years in the NRL with the Cowboys.