My Set of Six: with Castleford captain Michael Shenton featuring Jamie Lyon and representing England

Drew Darbyshire

Castleford captain Michael Shenton is our latest guest on My Set of Six.

We’re asking you, the fans, plus players, coaches and other rugby league personalities to give us their answers to our set of six questions.

Favourite away ground?

It has always been Headingley. It has a great atmosphere there but it always feels that bit more special to get a win over Leeds at their home ground. I’ve also had a fair few heavy defeats at Headingley in my time but that makes the wins there more special.

Favourite player?

It is very difficult to pick one but Jamie Lyon just seemed a class above everyone. His skill was second to none, his ability to create chances was pretty special and you could just tell he was one of the smartest players to play the game.

Favourite memory?

It is too hard to just say one, but getting selected to play for England and wining the League Leaders’ Shield with Cas were very special for me.

Worst memory?

Getting relegated in 2006 and losing Grand Final in 2017 – both heartbreaking.

Best match you’ve seen?

A game that stand outs for me is the 2006 test match between Great Britain and Australia in Sydney. I was on holiday with my friends and we got up early and went to a bar to watch it and it was worth it. Jamie Peacock battling with Willie Mason and then Sean Long put on a masterclass. I’m pretty sure it’s the last time we’ve beat them, which is far too long.

Your wish for the future of rugby league?

At the moment it’s for all teams to come through this COVID-19 pandemic, get back playing and have crowds return sooner rather than later.

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