Cunningham wary of Castleford response

St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham has admitted that he’s wary of a response from Castleford Tigers on Sunday following their heavy defeat last weekend.

The Tigers lost 58-16 at home to Hull KR and ahead of them hosting the Saints on Sunday afternoon, Cunningham knows there is likely to be a fiery response from Daryl Powell’s men.

“Castleford’s defeat to Hull KR was a blip for me,” he said. “Hull KR had a point to prove and were in a lull. There’s always a point when you come out of that and unfortunately for Daryl it was against the Tigers.”

The Tigers are also struggling with injuries but Cunningham knows that they are not to be underestimated at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle this weekend.

“They are also down on troops but I’m sure they will be fully fit when we play them this week.

“These games are usually free flowing with plenty of points, but we don’t want to be on the end of that.”