Powell didn’t foresee Castleford fightback

Castleford chief Daryl Powell admitted he didn’t envisage Castleford’s fightback following their 34-14 victory over Warrington.

The Tigers put on a stunning display in the final 50 minutes, coming from 14-0 down to comfortably defeat the Wolves.

Denny Solomona and Luke Dorn both scored two tries each to help Cas to a comfortable victory, but Powell admitted he thought his side were in major trouble after Ben Currie’s try.

He said: “After the opening half-hour I was thinking, help!

“They started outstandingly well so credit to them, they were after us, we were slow out of the blocks and they were winning contacts. It reminded me of when we played them at their place, it took us a while but we got some confidence after the 10 minutes before half-time and in that second half we were superb.

“I still thought we had a chance, but if they score again it’s a tough half-time team talk. We tidied our game up a bit and they were hard to break down – but again, we weren’t playing great. I thought at the break we’d be alright at 14-0 but the way we went in with a couple of scores I was obviously heartened.”

A full page report and reaction from Mike McMeeken will be in Monday’s League Express, available online from Sunday evening.