The pressure is on Leeds, says Daryl Powell

Daryl Powell has stoked the flames ahead of the Challenge Cup Final, by admitting that all the pressure is on Leeds, not his Castleford Tigers side. Powell believes that given Leeds’ extraordinary record with the Challenge Cup in the last 15 years – having lost six finals in a row without tasting success – then his side can approach the…

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Castleford Tigers boss trusts his squad

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell has backed his now-infamous rotation policy ahead of their trip to Warrington Wolves – saying he trusts all the players in his squad to get the job done against the Wolves. Powell has rested the likes of Michael Shenton, Luke Dorn and Daryl Clark ahead of next weekend’s Challenge Cup Final against Leeds Rhinos, with…

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Castleford Tigers boss explains Carney absence

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has once again explained his infamous rotation policy, insisting nobody is being left out of the side on performance-related issues at the moment. Powell has left Justin Carney out of his squad to face Hull FC tonight, but he says it is all part of a plan to keep his squad fresh for the…

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Our standards have slipped, says Daryl Powell

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has led the rallying call for his side the end their mini-blip when they face Salford, insisting their standards have slipped over the last couple of weeks. Following on from their Tetley’s Challenge Cup victory over Wigan Warriors, the Tigers have suffered two heavy defeats which has seen them beaten by both the Warriors…

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell signs new deal

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has signed a new long-term deal at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2019 season. Powell has masterminded an unbelievable 2014 for the Tigers so far, taking them to the top four in Super League – as well as the semi-finals of the cup. Only…

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Powell pleased with Cas form ahead of Wigan Warriors clash

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell admits he is pleased with their form heading into back-to-back games with last year’s double winners Wigan, and believes his side are more than capable of coming out on top in Saturday’s huge Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie. Even though Cas have lost games against Huddersfield and Leeds since the draw was made, three straight…

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Castleford Tigers fear nobody, says Daryl Powell

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has declared that his side fear nobody in their quest for Super League success this season, with the season having reached a point where everyone has played each other once. The Tigers will be looking to cement their position inside the top four with a victory against Hull Kingston Rovers on Sunday, and Powell…

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Errors cost us dear against Rhinos, says Daryl Powell

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell insists the errors his side made during their 14-22 defeat to Leeds Rhinos cost them dear. The Tigers were actually leading 14-12 at the break, but a disastrous second-half saw them fail to post any points and slip to consecutive defeats for the first time in 2014. “We made too many errors in the…

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