Jewitt: Castleford’s bad luck has to turn

Lee Jewitt in action for Castleford Tigers this season.
Lee Jewitt in action for Castleford Tigers this season.

Castleford Tigers forward Lee Jewitt believes that if the players continue to put in the effort they are doing on and off the pitch the side’s run of bad luck is set to end.

Jewitt and team-mates were left cursing their bad fortune when they lost in controversial circumstances to Huddersfield Giants last week and saw more players join their lengthy injury list.

Many believe two of the Giants’ tries should not have been given after going to video replays while Cas had two similar efforts turned down by the same officials and there is still a sense of injustice at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

But Jewitt, who was a replacement forward in the game, thinks the Tigers could have done more to make their own luck.

He said: “A couple of calls didn’t go our way, but that’s the luck we’re having at the moment.

“A lot of things are going against us, but you have to make your own luck.

“We probably could be helping ourselves a bit more, but at the same time, things are going against us.

“The effort’s there. Everyone can see that. The boys are trying their hardest.

“We’re working hard in training and we’re going out there and working hard on the field.

“It’s just something’s not with us at the moment. But I think one win will kick us on, I really do.”

Jewitt is confident it can turn round for Cas in their Magic Weekend game against Wakefield Wildcats, but he is not expecting an easy ride against Super League’s bottom club in Sunday’s match.

He added: “They will probably be a different team. When a coach leaves and a new one is coming in, everyone wants to impress.

“For us it’s just about concentrating on ourselves and taking care of what we need to do.

“I’m sure if we do what we can do well, we’ll have no problem.”