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“Asking for serious trouble” – Powell gives honest opinion of the current sporting situation

Daryl Powell yet again highlighted the problems that rugby league is currently going through, after his Castleford side went down 34-16 to Huddersfield last night.

The Tigers boss slammed the schedule that is expected of all Super League sides as he pointed to the great number of games they will all be expected to play.

“The season was put together poorly anyway and to expect eight games in just over a month in August is impossible – the impossible is being asked and obviously COVID is making it doubly impossible,” Powell said.

“The one thing I will say is, if we put extra games in then you are asking for serious trouble, it’s not capable of being delivered.

“None of us will say that will sell our sport, it just isn’t going to do that – the quality is being diluted so badly that the game is suffering.”

Powell will be hoping for returnees for Castleford’s fixture against Leeds on Friday night, with the Tigers boss lamenting the lack of players at his disposal.

“It will be a completely different line-up; we’ve had a massive amount of players missing tonight, but quite a few will come back into contention.

“Leeds lost again the other night, but they played well and they’ve got most of the team out there consistently which has been tough for us.

“But, we need to start winning some games and do it quickly.”

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