Castleford star delighted it all went to plan at Magic Weekend

Grant Millington in the thick of the action against Wakefield Wildcats at Magic Weekend. Picture: Sig Kasatkin, RLPhotos.com
Grant Millington in the thick of the action against Wakefield Wildcats at Magic Weekend. Picture: Sig Kasatkin, RLPhotos.com

Castleford Tigers utility man Grant Millington believes his side will gain a lot of confidence for the rest of the season from the way they played in the 56-16 thrashing of Wakefield Wildcats at Magic Weekend.

The Tigers were back to winning ways after three straight defeats and went over for 10 tries in total while denying their opponents any points in the second half.

Millington was understandably pleased with the way his team had bounced back to form.

He said: “It was one of those days when pretty much everything we spoke about, we did.

“There were a few tries they got at the start of the match, after we’d scored a few, which was a bit disappointing, but all in all our defence was good and our attack flowed on from that.

“We scored a lot of points in the second half and that’s credit to how we controlled the game.

“In previous weeks we’d stick to the game plan for 15 minutes, then go away from it and fall to pieces and sides would score points on us.

“We stuck to the game plan through the whole second half and it worked for us. Hopefully we’ll learn a lesson from it and do that for that for the rest of the season.

“It is good for us coming into a few big games, with Hull KR and Leeds away. They are big matches, we are looking forward to them and hopefully we can continue form.”

Australian Millington played his part in an unexpected way after starting at prop then having to play the last 25 minutes as an emergency stand-off after Cas had lost both hookers, Scott Moore and Adam Milner, to injury and original half-back Liam Finn had to replace them at number nine.

He added: “I got thrown in at number six there for a little bit. It was a bit interesting.

“I’ve been copping a bit of stick from some of the boys, but it’s one of those things - we’re in a side where everyone knows all the plays and structures.

“It’s not that hard, I just give the ball to whoever needs it, whenever they want it.”