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The Big Interview - Jake Webster (Part One)


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:04 PM

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Castleford Tigers' Jake Webster spoke exclusively to the matchday programme, Black &amp; Amber for the Big Interview in the Easter Monday game with Warrington Wolves.
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In the programme he reveals his thoughts on returning to action at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle following almost a year out of action, make sure you grab your copy on Monday or buy&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1r4z4d2" target="_blank" title="cas v warrington programme">online here now in print or digital copy</a>.
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Check out part one of the interview here where he talks about his role in the Tigers team.
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<strong>You are being played either in the centre or second row so far this season, what do you think of that?</strong>
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I think I am getting a bit slow now! I am a little off the pace at the moment, but I might be moving in if I keep the size I have got, because I cannot seem to lose the weight. I am happy to play wherever he puts me, and I will make sure I put my best foot forward every time.
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<strong>What are the biggest differences between those two positions?</strong>
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I think the amount of defence you do when you are in the middle, but when you are outside, it is the decision making. Usually if you make one mistake it leads to a try, but I still attack the same way, even though out wide it is more one on one. I am happy to play in either one though.
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<strong>You are happy playing in either position, but do you need to be more versatile with the competition in the squad this season?</strong>
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Competition brings the best out of everyone so you have to be on your game, because if you are not, then someone is waiting. You have to train well week in, week out, and make sure you put your hand up, and when you are playing, do the job.
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<strong>What areas do you think have been most impressive this year in the team?</strong>
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We have got threats all over the park this year and depth if need be as well. Our forward pack has been leading the way, setting it up for the likes of Channing, Shenny and Carney to do what they do. That is what every team needs, and we have got the halves that seem to be organising. It is a real structured team, and something that Cas have not had for a while. It seems to be paying off at the moment, and we have got to keep it up.
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<strong>You and Shenny are two of the most experienced centre's out there, so do you play a mentoring role towards the likes of Michael Channing when you are not in the side?</strong>
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I do, but maybe not as big a role as I should. I just look at Channing, and he seems to have it all. He is not the biggest person, but he plays with a lot of confidence, which is something you need. He is doing a good job and will just get better and better the more he plays, but if I am watching him I will always give him a few tips. It is probably one of the hardest places to defend in the game, but he seems to be doing a good job.
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<em>Photo: Melanie Allatt.</em>
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