Super League play-offs: Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers talking pointsCat:未分類


Salford vs Castleford Super League 7:45pm Thursday 26th September AJ Bell Stadium We take a peek at the huge problems, hear from the camps and have the team news before this play-off clash between Salford Red Devils and Castleford Tigers in the AJ Bell Stadium… It is a frightening prospect for competitions to look at the possibility Jackson Hastings could create displays that are better than those he’s so far in 2019, but that is exactly what the Salford talisman’s self-appraisal is. Hastings’ first time in the AJ Bell Stadium has seen him eventually become the favorite to assert the Man of Steel award of Super League also and win the Rugby League Writers and Broadcasters Association’s player of the year accolade. Much Daryl Powell, head trainer of Thursday’s competitions, went on record calling him”the best player in the comp”. The guy himself thinks there continue to be areas of his game he needs to increase in. “There has been moments this past year where I’ve been really proud of everything I’ve managed to attain on the field and there were moments where I’d liked to have done more,” Hastings said. “My game is nowhere near perfect. There’s a couple of small things that I need to fix .” Along with being grateful for helping him rebuild his career after leaving NRL side Manly Sea Eagles under a cloud mid-season in 2018 to Salford, Hastings is grateful for the help and guidance of his mom Megan. The will be hoping she is going to have the ability to fly over from Australia to watch the climax of the Super League season along with his time with Salford, although he expects it goes when she had been showing her service. “She came over last year to see me perform and I got red-carded the first game,” Hastings recalled. “She has seen me play once in two years reside which is actually uncommon for our family, but I’ve got two little sisters that need taking care of at home. “Mum’s clearly frustrated that she can’t observe all the time, but she has updated by the fans. They blow off her phone up, she wakes up about 200 messages” There was little surprise when Castleford reached the Super League Grand Final having finished top of the table that is regular-season also maintained the League Leaders’ Shield at the end of the Super Eights by a margin of 10 points. However, after edging beyond St Helens from the semi-finals and playing with a scintillating all year, Daryl Powell’s side came against Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford at a 24-6 conquer that was humbling. Fast forward two years and the Tigers are at the play-offs again, after slipping into the top five to points gap on the final night of the season yet few individuals are talking about them. At least couple of people were before last Thursday, when Castleford forced by knocking outside Challenge Cup winners Warrington Wolves at the first elimination match with a 14-12 win in the Halliwell Jones Stadium the remainder of Super League sit up and take notice. The sole Yorkshire representative in this year old play-offs could have to again to get a spot at Old Trafford if they get through Thursday’s match and will have to travel across the Pennines again to face Salford in a second elimination game. Oliver Holmes, who played at that final two years back, agreed with Powell’s assessment doing it the tough way in 2019 has benefitted Castleford in those matches and isn’t fazed by that prospect. “Travelling over the Pennines to Lancashire is not always nice – clearly, because you are likely to Lancashire,” Holmes joked. “But I think we’ve dealt with it pretty well and we are likely to have to deal with it very well again on Thursday. “Much like Powelly has stated, we’re in better shape today excited about this play-offs than we were in 2017 – and I believe he’s perfect. “We have had to deal with a lot more, we’re a lot more hardened and there’s far more steel than back then, so I reckon it’s going to stand us in good stead.” It’s honours thus much in 2019, together with the teams winning one match apiece through the Super League season. Tries in Nathan Massey, Jordan Rankin – who kicked four goals too – Jesse Sene-Lefao and Greg Eden demonstrated enough for the Tigers to have a victory against the Red Devils at the Jungle at March. Salford got one back Castleford at June, but with that guy Hastings helping propel the hosts to victory and putting up two more in the 26-16 success. Niall Evalds,” Lee Mossop and Derrell Olpherts crossed to the Red Devils as well, together with Krisnan Inu kicking six goals to put the seal. Even the victors on Thursday evening would probably 1 step away from a spot at the Grand Final, go on to face the loser of Friday’s showdown in the preliminary final between St Helens and Wigan Warriors the following week. Salford head trainer Ian Watson has stuck using the same group as last week’s qualifying match away to Wigan, which watched them put despite suffering an defeat. Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has made two changes with his squad out of the win over Warrington in the elimination play-off. Greg Eden and Nathan Massey are back in emptiness, although Calum Turner and mike McMeeken are ruled out due to trauma. Salford Red Devils 19-man squad: Niall Evalds, Kris Welham, Jake Bibby, Lee Mossop, Adam Wood, Gil Dudson, Josh Jones, George Griffin, Mark Flanagan, Joey Lussick, Adam Walker, Greg Burke, Tyrone McCarthy, Logan Tomkins, Ken Sio, Krisnan Inu, Ryan Lannon, Tui Lolohea, Jackson Hastings Castleford Tigers 19-man squad: Cheyse Blair, James Clare, Chris Clarkson, Matt Cook, Greg Eden, Jamie Ellis, Oliver Holmes, Will Maher, Nathan Massey, Peter Mata’utia, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Greg Minikin, Jacques O’Neill, Jordan Rankin, Daniel Smith, Jake Trueman, Liam Watts Read more: