Millward happy with Tigers display

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NEW coach Ian Millward felt "everything is really positive" after his side made it two pre-season wins out of two by beating Huddersfield Giants 32-22 at Probiz Coliseum on Friday night in front of a crowd of 2,542.

The Tigers followed their Boxing Day victory over Bradford by outscoring the Giants six tries to four in frosty conditions.

"They are still coming to grips with the way I want us to play but you have to be pleased with some of the things we did," said Millward (pictured).

"I still think we'll be rusty come the first couple of games but I really like the way the guys are going about their business. I like their attitude. Everything is really positive.

"All the tries we conceded were from kicks apart from the last one so that was really pleasing. We held our line pretty well.

"I thought it was a good hit-out for both teams."

Steve Snitch was Castleford's only casualty.

"Steve Snitch hurt his shoulder a bit but that was the only worry," added Millward.

Huddersfield recovered from 10-0 down to twice take the lead but the Tigers finished strongly with three tries in the last 20 minutes from newcomer Lee Mitchell, Rangi Chase and Daryl Clark.

Ryan Hudson, Danny Orr and Oliver Holmes grabbed first-half tries for the Tigers who led 16-12 at the break.

Winger Jermaine McGillvary scored two tries for the Giants.