Solomona praises Castleford forwards

Denny Solomona.
Denny Solomona.

Winger Denny Solomona may have won more plaudits for his display and brilliant finishing with two tries against Wakefield Wildcats, but he has praised the work done by Castleford Tigers’ forwards in the 40-6 victory.

“I think it all comes down to our middle men,” he said.

“They went out there and really did their jobs.

“They ran hard, tackled hard and us outside men then did our jobs as well by just finishing off all that they had done for us.

“It was all the forwards’ hard work; all we needed to do was put the ball down really.”

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell described the second of Solomona’s tries as a “world class” finish, but the player played down his contribution and was quick to point out the efforts of full-back Luke Dorn, who played a hand in several of the Cas tries and also scored himself against the Wildcats.

He said: “It’s just what it is. I try and get to the try line as much as I can and finish off the hard work from those middle men. It’s the least I can do.

“Luke Dorn is amazing out of the back. “He’s a great talker, a great communicator and he helps Galey and Benny Roberts organising our plays too.

“He is outstanding.”

Solomona and his team-mates are now preparing for their toughest test of the season so far when they go to Hull next week to face a team full of confidence after their outstanding start.

He added: “Hull have got a good side.

“When we face them we have to do our jobs and do our best, as they are going well.

“I have some mates over there, like Mahe Fonua and Sika Manu, so they are keeping me updated.”