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globalrugbyleague - Sat, 27 Oct 2007 11:43:00 GMT

More NRL stars are on the verge of being added to the shopping list of newly promoted Super League side Castleford.

Winning a place in the UK competition after defeating Widnes in the National League One grand final earlier this month, the list of potential recruits is ambitious.

Players thought to be on the hit list of Tigers coach Terry Matterson and boss Michael Robinson include Bulldogs halfback Brent Sherwin, Brett Hodgson, Danny Buderus, Kirk Reynoldson, Adam Peek, Steve Simpson, Michael Crocker, Mathew Head, Corey Payne and Todd Byrne.

Matterson – who is in Australia at the moment – told the Daily Telegraph he’s down under on the hunt for “quality” players.

“We are looking for a quality halfback and a couple of backrowers and outside backs,” Matterson said.

“Whether they come from here or from England I am not sure, we will have to have a look.”

The NRL has already farewelled a number of talented players still in the prime of their careers this season including Matt King and Michael Monaghan who have both headed to Warrington.

Matterson did not rule out looking at players with NRL contracts that include UK get-out-clauses.

Brent Sherwin still has a year to run on his contract with the Bulldogs. However that hasn’t dampened the interest shown in the former City-Country representative.

“Brent has another year of his contract to go with the Bulldogs but we would be willing to talk to him and his club,” Matterson said.

Matterson called ‘Shifty’ an “outstanding” player but that Castleford had to go through the “right channels.” - Read More, Here