Ex-Castleford Tigers star explains difference between NRL and Super League and why Super League is “tough”

Cheyse Blair began his career in the NRL with Parramatta Eels with the versatile player scoring once every four games before moving on to the Manly Sea Eagles in 2014.

There he would score once every other game which is a record he held at Melbourne Storm too whom he played for from 2016-18.

He played in the 2016 NRL Grand Final but missed out on glory in 2017 due to injury.

He then joined Castleford Tigers in 2019 and spent four years with the club until his career ended at the conclusion of last season.

With vast experience in both leagues, he is well placed to compare Super League and the NRL which he did speaking to Serious About Rugby League.

He explained that the NRL is quicker and what makes Super League tough: “The NRL is definitely a faster game.

“Somehow I felt the Super League was tough in a way. Especially because of how many games you need to play in a certain amount of days.

“Through Easter period you play three games in 10 days. Not good player Welfare that. They don’t do that in the NRL so that was tough.”

Despite leaving the Tigers at the end of 2022, he still has a vested interest in them in 2023:

“Yes for sure I’ll keep watching them.

“They have Good group of lads there. They definitely have a squad that can be successful.

“I wish them all the best.”

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