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Daryl Powell blasts his side as “ridiculous” in loss to Hull KR

Almost every man and his dog predicted Castleford to overcome Hull KR last night, however the Robins were well worthy of a 26-22 victory – and head coach Daryl Powell agreed.

“It’s been coming; I don’t think we’ve been playing that well for a while,” Powell said.

“I thought Hull KR were really good with the ball; they challenge you differently to other teams and they’ve got powerful players on their edges and we didn’t quite match up to that.

“Our right edge got put under a lot of pressure and we didn’t handle it.”

Powell was seriously unhappy with some of the things his players did during the game.

“I don’t know what we were thinking at times; some of the messages we’re giving aren’t being heeded.

“Discipline wise we were disappointing too – a lot of players need to take a look at themselves.

“We’re not going to be successful playing like that and we need to step up.

“There were some errors there that were just fundamental; we’re eight points in front at half-time and we come out and play so far away from a team that got control it’s untrue.

“I thought we did some ridiculous things at time and at this level we really shouldn’t do be doing them.

“There needs to be an honest discussion and we move on, but we need to be a lot better than that.

“We didn’t do the fans justice and that’s what we really wanted to do.”

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