Cas boss: Surprise early results great for Super League

Josh Mantellato gets the ball down to score the last minute try that denied Castleford victory at Hull KR.
Josh Mantellato gets the ball down to score the last minute try that denied Castleford victory at Hull KR.

Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell wants his players to learn a lesson from the unpredictable opening two weeks of the new Super League season.

Surprise results so far have included hammerings for treble winners Leeds Rhinos and St Helens against two of the bottom four from last year, Widnes and Salford, while the Rhinos prop up the league after two games and Huddersfield have yet to register a win.

Castleford themselves only drew with Hull KR when many had predicted a comfortable win for them.

“The season’s started off really weird and I made the point to the players that the first two weeks of Super League has shown us that if you don’t turn up with the right attitude and absolutely spot on you can get beat,” said Tigers head coach Powell.

“We had a fair challenge against Hull KR.

“There’s been some strange results and some of the teams have been big improvers. I think it’s great for the competition.

“If you’re not on there’s a fair chance you are going to get beaten and that’s what we’ve been after for years.

“We’ll just try and focus on ourselves and make sure we’re where we need to be. That’s all we can control.”