Sosaia Feki dealt another cruel blow as Lee Radford hails injury-hit Castleford

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Castleford head coach Lee Radford has confirmed that winger Sosaia Feki has almost certainly played his last game for the club. 

Feki, 31, played his first game in 693 days when he came on from the bench in last week’s defeat to St Helens last weekend.

He had been limited to just one appearance for Castleford prior to then due to a torrid luck with injuries.

Following Castleford’s 18-8 victory over Catalans on Friday, Radford confirmed a quad injury to the off-contract winger.

“It looks like his (Sosaia Feki)season is finished,” Radford said. “With what’s gone on previously, it’s a tough one to take.”

Radford praised his side’s resilience following the home victory at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle over the Dragons.

Earlier in the week, he revealed that up to four players sustained injuries in the captain’s run ahead of the Round 23 clash. 

Danny Richardson missed out through injury, which required captain Paul McShane to fill in at half-back alongside Gareth O’Brien. 

Radford praises injury-hit side in victory

“It’s a massive result and credit goes to our medical staff for getting some blokes that didn’t look like playing out onto the pitch,” said Radford. “They did a terrific job for us.

“Some blokes played with painkilling injections and I’m praying it’s not set them back for next week or beyond.

“Paul McShane epitomised the performance for us. He was out of position and that’s not something we want to continue with but it was unbelievable effort from him.

“Some of the efforts the boys put in, having to scramble like they did, was pretty special. I’ve just told them that, if we can continue to turn up with that attitude towards defending, we will do OK this year.”

The Tigers currently sit fifth in the Super League table with 24 points.

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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