6th June 2018, 09:40 | Castleford
The Samoan full-back, a latecomer to Super League at the age of 33, began the season with Toronto Wolfpack and has joined the Tigers on a short-term deal from Betfred Championship club Halifax RLFC.
Laulu-Togaga’e was recruited by Powell to fill the full-back role vacated by Zak Hardaker towards the end of last season but may be needed as a stop-gap half-back after Jamie Ellis joined Ben Roberts and Luke Gale on the injury list.
“I’ve got to make a final decision on who plays at half-back (alongside Jake Trueman), whether it’s Paul McShane or somebody else,” Powell said. “He’ll either play full-back or half-back.
He's still in his first week of training with the club but already QLT is pushing for a spot in the squad for Friday night's match at @wolvesrl— Castleford Tigers (@CTRLFC) June 5, 2018
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“He’s an experienced player and a good kid, he’s fitted in pretty well. He’s probably going to play so he needs to fit in quickly.
“The boys like him and he knows a few of our players.”
Ellis is sidelined with a back injury and prop Liam Watts will miss his first game since joining his hometown club after damaging a calf in last Friday’s win at Hull Kingston Rovers.
However, winger Greg Minikin is set to return after missing the rearranged game against Rovers with a calf strain.