Powell believes Castleford’s strong start rattled Wigan

Castleford coach Daryl Powell feels that his team’s strong start was key to their emphatic win over Wigan last week.

Warriors coach Shaun Wane asserted that the game was one of his worst nights as a coach in rugby league, and Powell was pleased with the way that his Tigers unsettled Wane’s men.

“We started well,” he told Radio Yorkshire.

“We built a bit of confidence and got points on the board early, and we rattled Wigan.

“I thought we rattled them physcially, and then we rattled them by playing in such a manner that put points on them.

“We were resilient and hung in there. I thought we conceded here and there, but we were pretty much the dominant force throughout the game.”

Next up for Castleford is a trip to Huddersfield on Thursday evening to face Paul Anderson‘s Giants.

Powell is anticipating another tough test, and he expects the home side to be trying hard to grab their second win of the season.

“I think they’ll want to start well, there’s no doubt about that,” he added.

“They’ll want a performance. Our job is to make sure they don’t get a performance and they don’t get a result.

“But it’s going to be difficult. The’re a good quality side regardless of what’s gone before.”

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