Webster makes winning comeback for Castleford

Jake Webster.
Jake Webster.
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Head coach Daryl Powell was delighted with Jake Webster’s successful return to action for Castleford Tigers following almost 12 months on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Webster started his comeback when playing 70 minutes for York City Knights against Hunslet Hawks, but was back in a Cas shirt against Hull last Sunday and came off the bench to win the sponsors’ man of the match.

Powell is pleased to have his former New Zealand international back and hopes he can now stay injury free.

He said: “Jake came through his comeback game well. He’s a little bit sore, but there’s no real problems with his knee.

“I thought he played well, he grew into the game and got some confidence in his leg as he went into a few contacts.

“He defended well and made a real strong carry near the end to set us up for the winning try.

“I was delighted that he came through it. It looks like he’s okay and it will be like having an extra player.

“He played in the back row to start with then went into the centres. He gives us good depth in the back row and obviously as a centre he’s accomplished.

“He’s pleased to be back out there where all rugby league players want to be.”