Ex-Castleford star says he thinks Lee Radford rumours are true

Craig Huby is a Cas lad born and bread.

He came through the system at the Jungle and established himself as a top forward helping the club to the Challenge Cup Final in 2014 prior to joining Huddersfield Giants.

He would later go on to play for Wakefield Trinity.

Now he has spoken about the decision by the Castleford Tigers to part company with Lee Radford three games into the season.

Speaking to BBC Sport West Yorkshire, Huby admitted he wasn’t surprised.

He also believes that Radford was always set to leave the Tigers at the end of 2023.

He said: “I wasn’t really that surprised. Obviously it’s been a tough start to the year for them, there’s been quite a few different bits and pieces going on and obviously I think he had come out and said he wouldn’t be there next year.

“I think Cas from a club point of view have sort of took the initiative to look elsewhere. It’s probably a good decision and takes the stress away from Radders too.

“I think if you look at previous coaches, Powelly were there and there was a lot of speculation about if he’d go to Warrington so I think the club have done the right thing by getting it done early and making the decision to move the club forward in the way they think best possible.

“Hopefully Andy Last can come in and get a different reaction from the boys or somebody new and get a total different reaction and puts the club back up, playing well and winning games.

“It’s a small town and it’s easy to spread rumours. People have probably heard that Radders was not going to be there next year, I’ve heard it quite a few times. So I think they’ve tried to stop that straight away by doing what they’ve done and it probably works for both parties.”

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9 days ago

Born and “bread” 🤣