Daryl Powell hails former Championship star Liam Finn

Castleford coach Daryl Powell praised new signing Liam Finn after the half-back played an influential role in the Tigers’ 10-30 thumping of Hull KR at the KC Lightstream stadium on Friday night.

Powell signed the 30-year-old from local rivals Featherstone Rovers, and he spent much of his career in the second tier. However, if the first three games of the season are anything to go by, he is certainly skilled enough to thrive in Super League.

“Liam Finn has been an outstanding player in the Championship for a fair while,” said Powell.

“He’s a calm head, he knows where he wants to pick defences off and I think his execution has been excellent.

“His kicking game is pretty tidy and he’s been tough defensively. Everyone has a pop at him but I thought he was great again tonight.”

Finn was in ominous form with the boot and assisted a couple of tries, but was sent to the sin bin for a chicken-wing tackle on Rovers centre Kris Welham, who reacted angrily to what looked like very little on the replay.

“”I thought he was unlucky to be sin-binned,” said Powell.

“I didn’t see an awful lot in that.”

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