Castleford star Webster: We need to be good for 80 minutes

Jake Webster  in action for Castlefod Tigers at Magic Weekend.
Jake Webster in action for Castlefod Tigers at Magic Weekend.

While delighted to be part of Castleford Tigers’ outstanding magic Weekend win, Jake Webster has warned that the team will need to be good for the full 80 minutes if they are to enjoy more success against Wigan Warriors tonight.

The Tigers, with Webster impressive after coming off the bench in the first half, pulled off a great comeback against Warrington, but the experienced player does not want Cas to be in a position of having to do it again in a big game in their bid to push for a top four finish.

He said: “We’re not getting too far ahead of ourselves. We’ve got a big challenge this week against a team that’s also pretty confident.

“They’re sitting in the top four and after a big win, so we’re making sure we’re still working hard at training and we go out and do what we need to do.

“We can’t get complacent at all, we’re not the finished product. We’ve definitely got a lot of things we need to work on.

“Playing for 80 minutes is one thing we have to do for sure this week. We can’t play for 50 minutes against a side like Wigan who are very methodical in what they do.

“They come at you from everywhere and it’s definitely going to be a challenge.

“They are a team you know what’s going to come at you, but it’s one thing knowing what’s coming and another thing stopping it.

“They are so good at what they do. They’ve got great halves, a great forward pack and we’ve got to fight fire with fire and make sure we front up and stop all their threats – hopefully it gives us a chance to do what we do best.”

After the wins over Salford, Leeds and Warrington, confidence in the Cas camp has clearly increased and Webster reckons another success against Wigan will have Super League clubs sitting up and taking notice.

He added: “It’s still in our hands what we do. We have got a tough set of games coming up and it’s going to really set us up for the back end of the year.

“I said at the start of the year top eight’s probably not enough, you have to be pushing that top four to have any chance at the big cup at the end of the year.

“It’s definitely in our hands at the moment. We’ve got Wigan this week and if we can knock them off it brings them two points closer and they are only three in front of us.

“That’s what we are aiming for and we’ve got to make sure we keep doing everything we can.”