Powell says Cas panicked against Hull

Castleford head coach Daryl Powell criticised his team’s lack of composure after they failed to see off 12-man Hull FC on Sunday.

Hull were 18 points ahead when Liam Watts was dismissed for flattening Luke Gale in the 22nd minute, but the Tigers were unable to pull back the deficit as they were defeated 26-24.

Powell said: “It was still doable, but we panicked – Hull were superb and started like a house on fire and we were nowhere to be seen, which was disappointing.

“When they went down to twelve men, we spoke about being calm – but they kept us out. I’m not taking anything away from Hull as it was a tremendous effort.

“To lose Gale was a blow and we lost some clarity as we couldn’t get our combinations together and we made too many errors.”


  1. Seems like you’re a one man team then cas.i would like to see how you would cope with the injuries Wigan have had over the last couple of months

  2. I have watched the video of Watts tackle on Gale several times and still cant believe he got red carded ,Watts arm never went above chest high but Gale was falling when he was hit ,purely accidental. We will see now whether fair play rules at the rfl

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