Castleford star: We’re confident going into Magic Weekend

Castleford's Grant Millington.
Castleford's Grant Millington.

Castleford Tigers star Grant Millington is hoping his side can string some wins together now after they followed up their good display against Salford with their memorable 52-12 success against Leeds Rhinos.

Tigers will go into Saturday’s Magic Weekend game with Warrington Wolves on a high following their record breaking highest ever score against Leeds at Headingley - their third win on the trot at the ground - and Millington hopes they can now follow up against opponents they were heavily beaten by last time out.

Top of the table Warrington won 56-12 when the sides met at Halliwell Jones Stadium two months ago.

“It is a big game for us,” Millington said.

“We’ve had a couple of days off, so we’ve had chance to freshen up.

“They absolutely smacked us the last time we played them, so we will be looking to get one back and we will be confident going into that match.”

Millington was delighted to be part of another success against the reigning super League champions.

He said: “It is always good to get a win at Headingley.

“We like playing there.

“Leeds haven’t had the best of seasons, they are pretty far off where they were last year, but they are always hard to beat on their own ground.

“It is pleasing to get a win against a side who still have a lot of quality players in there.

“The result was really pleasing, but the most pleasing thing was we backed up the performance from the week before.

“In the past we have been guilty of not being able to string a few wins together.”

Millington was pleased to have Luke Dorn back alongside him in the team and said his influence on attack and defence is invaluable.

He added: “Dorny gives us that bit extra. He gives us a bit more support play, playing alongside Junior (Moors), who is in great form and is so hard to tackle at the moment.

“Running off our two big back-rowers, Junior and Michael McMeeken, he scored a couple of tries and he showed his experience by finding the ball down the middle of a great kick by Galey.

“It’s not only that, but his defensive talk as well - pushing us about on the line.

“He has got that big, loud voice and you know if you have made a mistake, because he really gives it to you.

“Our defence improved a fair bit on Thursday night as well, so hopefully he will keep us going in the right direction.”