Castleford Tigers have established a partnership with newly-formed United States rugby league club Brooklyn Kings.

The man behind the move, which will see the Tigers share resources and implement initiatives to develop the game and their brands on a global scale, is Australian winger Nick Youngquest.

The 30-year-old played for the First Utility Super League club in 2011 and 2012 and has joined the Kings in a coaching and development role.Tigers Kings connection

“I’m beyond excited to come on board at the Kings in their inaugural USARL season”, said Youngquest.

“Co-founders Matt Bailey and Justin Coffman have done a great job to get the ball rolling and I think we can make this the premier rugby league team in America.”

Castleford chief executive Steve Gill said: “We are very pleased to offer the Tigers brand as a means of developing the Brooklyn Kings not only in the States, but in the UK as well.

“It is great to envision one day having a New York-bred player pull on the famous black and amber of the Tigers.”

The Kings play their first match away to Rhode Island Rebellion on May 31.