Wildcats outmuscled us – Tigers coach

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CASTLEFORD Tigers head coach Ian Millward admitted his side had been outplayed in their 40-12 defeat to neighbours Wakefield Wildcats.

He said: “I thought Wakefield were very good. They were by far the better team.

“They outmuscled us and were more physical than us and showed better execution. All their 17 players outdid our 17 players.

“The fact we had eight or nine players out was no reason why we can’t control the ruck or drop the ball or give away penalties and things like that. That’s a given thing in professional rugby league.

“I know the problem and I get paid as a coach to find the problem but some things you speak to your family about you like to keep private and with my family here I like to keep that private.”

“I could talk about the amount of people we had out and things like that but it wouldn’t give respect to Wakefield and it would also be a soft cushion for people who physically weren’t up to the challenge.

“I would like see us a little more hard-nosed in our approach. We had to be very consistent in attack and defence to compete in this game with the people we had out.

“But we weren’t consistent from a skill point of view, from a team point or view or a physical point of view.”