Orr Signs For Another Year At Castleford
5 July 2011, 11:14
Castleford captain Danny Orr has confirmed he is staying with the Tigers for at least one more season.
The 33-year-old half-back rejoined his home-town club from Harlequins in the winter, initially on a 12-month contract, but today signed a new deal for 2012, just 24 hours after head coach Terry Matterson announced he will be leaving at the end of the year.
Orr's been a big feature this season and has formed an impressive half-back combination with Rangi Chase and is delighted to carry on with it.
'I originally came back on a 12-month contract and I felt at the time that I had a couple of years left in me, to get another 12 months is really pleasing.
'I settled in a lot easier than I thought I would. The lads have been great, Terry has put together a good young squad and I'm really enjoying it.
'I think the future looks good for the club and I want to be part of that.'
Orr began his career with Castleford in 1997, leaving to join Wigan at the end of 2003 and signed for Harlequins in 2007.
He has not yet decided if the new deal will be his last but has already set his sights on a coaching career when he hangs up his boots.
'When you get to my age, it's a year at a time, 'I'll see how the body is going but I feel great to be honest.
'If I feel the same at this time next year, hopefully I will go round again.
'At the moment I am helping Richard Tunningley with the Under-18s. I will continue to do that and I want to try and get into coaching when I retire.'
Orr will come up against his former club when Castleford play their re-arranged Super League match against Wigan at the DW Stadium tomorrow.
The fixture was postponed in February to enable the Warriors to play St George Illawarra in the World Club Challenge.