Danny Richardson has left St.Helens and signed a contract with Castleford Tigers for an undisclosed transfer fee.
Richardson joined the club from Halton Hornets at 16 years of age and toured Australia with Saints Academy in 2013.
He was part of the unbeaten Academy Championship side in 2016 and his first team debut followed in 2017 and he went on to play 13 times for the club in his first season.
2018 was a breakthrough year for Richardson as he topped the goal and points scoring charts, but 2019 has been a frustrating season for the half back since the arrival of Lachlan Coote as he fell behind Jonny Lomax and Theo Fages in the pecking order.
He played just 12 times this season as Saints claimed the Super League title and was recently named in the England Knights squad for Sunday’s international against Jamaica.
In total, Richardson has made 59 appearances and scored 10 tries for Saints, kicking 175 goals.
Danny Richardson said: “I’ve loved my time at the Saints right through the Academy system to the first team and I want to thank everyone who has made that possible.
“I’ve had some memorable moments in a Saints shirt and I want to thank the fans and the club for all their support, but I’m now ready for a new challenge at Castleford.”
Saints Chairman Eamonn McManus said: “Danny is one of our Academy successes. He has risen through the ranks here at the club from the age of 16.
“It will be sad to see him leave the club given he has been here for a number of years, but we wish Danny all the best at Castleford and the years ahead.”
The club wishes to thank Danny for his services.