Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford slams Huddersfield Giants defeat with one ‘disgusting’ aspect

Huddersfield Giants took on Castleford Tigers at the John Smith’s Stadium live on Sky Sports.

It wasn’t the best of games with errors aplenty in the first-half, with a Greg Eden try the only points in the first 40 minutes for the visitors.

Huddersfield managed to claw their way back into proceedings with Olly Russell and Tui Lolohea dominating proceedings.

And, it was from those two that the Giants had their first points as a pinpoint Lolohea kick was dotted down by Russell despite the attentions of Danny Richardson.

It was Lolohea who fired the pass out for Louis Senior to dive in acrobatically at the corner for a fine finish as the Giants led 10-4 at the break.

The Tigers hit back just seven minutes into the second-half as Richardson fed Alex Mellor after the halfback had kicked a perfect 40/20.

However, two tries in two minutes from Huddersfield threatened to blow the game apart as Leroy Cudjoe took advantage of a dreadful Eden mistake to pick up a loose ball and dive over before Lolohea raced over after Toby King was sent through a huge gap.

Ricky Leutele got in on the act moments later, with Senior getting his second and Chris McQueen barging over to make it 36-10 with five tries in 18 minutes.

Losing head coach Lee Radford was seriously unhappy with his side’s performance and especially the kicking game.

“We were second best and beaten by a better side in many facets of the game,” Radford said.

“I’m not putting the blame on Greg (for that mistake), we had to come and play tonight. We had no middle unfortunately and we threw Westy (Joe Westerman) up there, we threw up (Kenny) Edwards in the middle.

“When that try gets conceded and you’re chasing the game back to back it becomes difficult in those conditions.

“When you’ve put a centre in there and he can’t breathe because he has made three tackles in a row in his career!

“We will continue to have a crack until the end of the season. I can’t wait for the disciplinary on Monday morning that’s my favourite time.”

Radford revealed that his team had worked on the defensive frailties which they showed tonight.

“The tries they scored they are very identifiable. We spoke about putting four defenders there and we put three there.

“We worked on it but we didn’t do it so it was frustrating. Their short kicking game was good tonight but I thought ours was as worst as it has been tonight. The kicking game was disgusting.”

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