TWO Castleford Tigers players could be following their head coach Daryl Powell to Warrington Wolves after announcements that they will be leaving the Yorkshire club at the end of the season.

Back-rower Oliver Holmes and centre Peter Mata'utia have both turned down new contract offers at Cas, whose head coach Powell will take over from The Wire's Steve Price at the end of the year.

Holmes has confirmed he will be leaving his hometown club, while Cas have announced that Mata'utia - whose brother Sione plays for nearby St Helens - will be departing.

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Peter Mata'utia celebrating Castleford's Challenge Cup semi-final success against Wolves on Saturday. Picture:

Moves to Wolves for both players have been rumoured for quite a while.

The 28-year-old back rower Holmes has made over 200 appearances for Tigers so far since making his debut in 2010 and played a starring role in his side's Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Warrington at the weekend.

"Castleford Tigers has been my entire adult life. It is all I have ever known since I left school and came through the academy," he said.

"All my life has been based around Cas so to say that the club means a lot to me is a bit of an understatement.

"I've spent 11 years in the first team, putting my heart and soul into the club every time I go on the field.

"I am fully committed for the rest of this year and I want to leave the club with it in a better place than when I entered and hopefully with some silverware."

Powell said: "I don't think you will see anyone who loves Castleford Tigers any more than Oliver Holmes.

"He was in tears talking about what it would mean to him to do something special with this year and it was exactly the same when he was on the field after the semi-final.

"He is a 100 per cent man and has been class for Castleford during his time. You will always get 100 per cent from him no matter what."