Castleford Tigers boss Lee Radford has his say on Liam Watts tackle that led to his ban

Castleford Tigers will be without prop Liam Watts for the next two games after the forward was given a two-match ban by the Disciplinary Match Review Panel.

Watts was sinbinned in the seventh minute during Castleford’s big 32-0 win over Hull KR, with the initial citation being sent by the referee Chris Kendall for a high tackle.

However, Watts has been given a two-match ban for a trip instead for the same tackle, with head coach Lee Radford giving his post-match thoughts on the incident.

“I haven’t watched it back but live it didn’t look great,” Radford said after the game to the Yorkshire Post.

“I think if that was round one to six, it could have been an eight-game suspension. Now it’s probably a little tick in the box.”

However, it’s proved to be a pretty big tick in the box with Watts set to miss out on Castleford’s trip to the Salford Red Devils on Friday night as well as the Tigers’ home game against Wigan Warriors which will be broadcast live on Channel 4.

On the topic of Wigan, meanwhile, Kaide Ellis will sit out their next game following a one-match ban for a high tackle in the Warriors’ defeat to Huddersfield Giants last week.

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