Wins not tries are Solomona’s target

Castleford winger Denny Solomona says his focus is to get the Tigers into a final this season, not finish as Super League’s top try-scorer.

Solomona currently leads the competition in four-pointers with 20, four more than Catalans winger Jodie Broughton and Widnes flyer Corey Thompson.

The 22-year old has crossed for 20 tries in just 15 appearances this year, bagging 46 in two and a half seasons in Super League with Castleford and London.

Solomona has quickly earned a reputation as the competition’s most dynamic finisher.

But the former Melbourne Storm wing said his target is his team, not individual goals.

“Nah it’s more about the team,” he told Love Rugby League.

“I’m more of a team player. I give credit to the other boys, I just happen to finish it all off.

“I think it comes down to the middle boys. It just comes down to our pack.”

When it clicks Castleford display some of the best attacking football in all of Super League.

This season the Tigers have torn apart Leeds, scored 34 unanswered points on Warrington at Magic Weekend and put 40 on Wakefield.

The Tigers currently sit in seventh spot on the table with seven wins, eight losses and one draw.

Solomona believes Castleford’s free-flowing attack comes from his teammate’s belief in each other and their abilities.

“It’s just the belief in the boys,” he explains.

“Everyone knows what each others’ skills are, we trust in the skill and we know we can attack.”

The Tigers went down 26-33 to Wigan at the Jungle last weekend.

Castleford face Huddersfield away this Friday but are starting to get some fit bodies back from injury.

Solomona said now is the time for the Tigers to make their run.

“I think it was a good thing we got our long-term injuries out at the start,” he said.

“All the boys are starting to come back now which is the important time of the season.

“Injuries are part of the game and you have to take it on the chin.

“I’m pretty sure the team’s got other players who can do the job out there. The team will go out there and do their best.”

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