Players’ attitude delights Castleford boss

Jesse Sene-Lefao tries to break free for Castleford Tigers in their game at Leigh. Picture: Matthew Merrick
Jesse Sene-Lefao tries to break free for Castleford Tigers in their game at Leigh. Picture: Matthew Merrick
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Daryl Powell praised the character of his team after they prevented Leigh Centurions from scoring in Monday’s 38-0 win.

The Castleford Tigers head coach was delighted with the attitude shown by the players.

He said: “To nil a team is very difficult to do and we showed some last-ditch stuff there which shows the character in the team.

“We have done that twice now this season and they are big results for us.

“I thought our attitude was outstanding, given we’ve just had the second ridiculous short turnaround this season.

“The boys have put a lot of emphasis on defence this year and they were delighted to keep a clean sheet.”

Powell praised his prolific scoring winger, Greg Eden, who scored four tries at Leigh to take his tally to 28 in all matches this year.

He said: “Greg Eden is getting loads of opportunities.

“The left side made some errors early in then they adjusted their play and then they were really accurate - and he’s on the end of that.

“But he’s playing well all through the field, it’s not just his try scoring.

“He can be a little bit better defensively, but his attacking play is just outstanding and he’s getting better. He’s going to get better.”

Powell handed Kevin Larroyer his debut as a second half replacement and was happy with how he went for his first game.

He added: “Kevin Larroyer got an opportunity and he did okay. He hadn’t been in and around our training as much as he might have been as he’s spent some time at Bradford, but I thought he did okay.”