Tigers boss unhappy with outside backs after Wakefield defeat

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CASTLEFORD coach Ian Millward (pictured) was pleased with the performance of his forwards but highly critical of his team's outside backs after their 32-26 defeat against Wakefield Wildcats at Magic Weekend.

Castleford were aiming for redemption following their Super League record 70-12 trouncing at Hull KR, after which they issued a public apology, and their battling efforts will have done much to restore pride.

Millward said: "I thought our pack of forwards was outstanding. Unfortunately our outside backs couldn't compliment them.

"I really feel for our forwards today, they put in a really good shift.

"Everyone wants to play with a pack that are tough and uncompromising and get you forward and we had that today. Our outside people can't complain.

"There were too many one-on-one tries. Sometimes you'd like to call time out and put them all in the forwards and let them see what it's like to play there.

"I'm glad we got back on the horse today but that improvement should have been enough to win a game. I'd rather be winning than talking about our improvement."