Chris Chester bemoans “tough calls” in Trinity’s defeat to Castleford

Chris Chester was understandably disappointed with his side’s 18-12 defeat to Castleford, but felt Trinity were on the wrong side of some tough calls.

“They were a lot smarter in the ruck and we were probably too nice,” Chester said.

“I thought there were tough calls out there which didn’t help.

“Reece (Lyne) is adamant that Jordan Turner didn’t get the ball down, but it’s just one of those things.

“You could have said why didn’t the referee go to the screen but we just weren’t good enough.”

Bill Tupou was carried off on a stretcher and Chester said that the original prognosis didn’t look good.

“He’s in a lot of discomfort, I’m not too sure what it is but it’s obviously something bad with regards to his knee.

“He will just get assessed tomorrow, but I think it’s a patella tendon injury.

“He’s distraught that he’s had to come off and got injured, but we need to make sure we get round Bill and give him the support he needs.

“We carried Joe Arundel on the bench for a reason, there’s been a few games this year where we’ve lost outside backs and I just think Joe was the perfect fit for us, and he did really well.”

The Wakefield boss rued his side’s mistakes.

“We just needed some calm heads, that last play summed up our good ball up when we threw it into touch instead of landing it on Tom Johnstone’s head.

“We were our own worst enemies even though I thought we started the game really well, but I’m really disappointed to concede two tries from kicks.

“The one in the corner with Max Jowitt broke the spirit as we’d had a really good defensive attitude up until then and we just needed to do better.

“Structurally we looked good defensively but our attack at times was a long way away.”

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