Daryl Powell hoping Castleford Tigers can get under the skin of Wigan Warriors

INJURY-HIT CASTLEFORD Tigers will try to get under Wigan Warriors’ skin on Friday evening.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 5:11 pm
Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell.

Tigers are missing a host of key players and boss Daryl Powell wants their home crowd at the Jungle to be an extra man.

“The atmosphere is always good, every home game is for us,” Powell said.

“We are under a bit of pressure at the moment with personnel, but we have just got to crack on and deliver our best performance. We need to get under Wigan’s skin and put them under pressure.”

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Castleford Tigers' Peter Mata’utia celebrates his try against Toronto.

Both teams got off to a winning start, Wigan seeing off Warrington Wolves three days before Tigers’ opening win over Toronto Wolfpack.

Powell reflected: “It was pretty important, game one is always pretty important every season – and for us to get the win under reasonably trying circumstances for ourselves, it was a great effort from the players.”

He added: “Wigan did some smart things [last week] and as ever they are full of quality and have some young players who did really well for them.

“Rugby league is a physical game, that is the same every week, it doesn’t matter who you play. Wigan are notoriously a good defensive side and they will come at you with the physicality and the line speed and you have got to be able to ride that.

“They are also tough to break down and it will no doubt be a tough game for us.”