Deal us in for WCS in future, says Powell

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has confirmed he would love to be part of the World Club Series in the future, after a blockbusting first year for the event.

With big crowds in attendance for all three games, the event has generally been heralded as a success off the field, even with South Sydney’s crushing win on Sunday.

And Powell says he’s keen for the event to become a permanent fixture – and would love to lead Castleford out against an NRL team in the event.

“I thought the World Club Challenge series was great,” he told local media in Castleford.

“Obviously the last game was really disappointing, you don’t want your top teams to get turned over in that way. But the other two games were close and I thought both English sides were unlucky.

He added: “Both would say they didn’t quite play as well as they wanted to in difficult conditions, but they were very, very close and I was hoping for a similar sort of game for St Helens, but it wasn’t quite to be.

“It’s definitely something we’d like to be involved with at Castleford. It’s a great concept and hopefully it’s going to be around for a while, there’s some consistency to it and we can be part of it in the future.”