You're not being serious, right? I mean, how many teams can defend against 13 men when they only have 11? I'm no expert in the game but even I can grasp the notion that such a scenario would prove to be a massive task to the side with 11 men.
Cas without Rangi Chase look a lot better this season than when he was playing last season. With a fit and firing and well behaved Rangi then apart from still being a bit weak in the forwards they should be no walkovers this season, assuming they can keep enough of their first choice team fit (but that applies to all teams really).
Talk about completely missing the point.
This was exactly my point. If you purely look at the result and see a 26 point victory then you would think we have seen another uncompetitive game. The reality was far from different, to the extent that at the 65 minute mark I thought Cas were more likely to get a result. I had a bet on Bradford at +8 and never felt confident I was going to win it until the players went off. In fact, I actually tweeted during the game that I thought I'd just thrown my money away.
The actual reason for the blowout is irrelevant, hense why I didn't bring it up. It was to show how quickly one team can get away from another one once the close result has gone. Of course this was facilitated by the sin-binnings but the fact is that we saw a competitive game look like an uncompetitive game because of 18 points scored in the last 10 minutes.
The nature of RL allows for quick flurries like this at the end of the game.