Castleford Tigers in talks with Salford over Sneyd

Marc Sneyd.
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CASTLEFORD TIGERS are hoping to keep half-back Marc Sneyd – but Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have said goodbye to winger Peter Fox.

Sneyd who is on season-long loan from Salford Red Devils, scored a brace of tries and kicked seven goals in yesterday’s 50-12 thrashing of Wakefield at the Magic Weekend.

He is due to return to Salford at the end of the campaign, but coach Daryl Powell said: “He is playing well, he has got a bit of quality about him. We are talking to Salford and we’ll see where that goes. He is their contracted player and if they decide to retain him it will be tough for us, but we’ll keep talking to them about it.”

In response, Salford’s chief executive Martin Vickers suggested they will recall him, tweeting “See you next year Marc.”

Powell was delighted with his side’s performance yesterday. He said: “From a scoreline point of view I expected it to be a lot closer than that. But I thought the conditions were made for us, the way we try and play the game. Once we get on the front foot we play some outstanding rugby league.

“Our players were superb in their delivery of the game plan and defensively it was a great effort.”

Meanwhile, the Yorkshire Evening Post understands Wildcats have decided to end Fox’s time at the club after he has fallen out of favour in recent weeks.

Coach Richard Agar admitted his team were blown away after successive wins: “We’ve had a couple of weeks of thinking we were heading in the right direction, but we have got that in us when we’ve got too many people not at the top of their game. We thought at half-time we were dealing with a shell-shocked team. Two or three of Castleford’s tries in the first half, we thought we handed them on a plate.

“They are a really good side, but we didn’t have enough response to their big guys in the middle.”

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