Castleford Tigers have had a dire start to their 2022 Super League season.
After three losses in a row, Lee Radford’s men finally stemmed the tide with an important win over Hull FC.
However, another loss at Huddersfield Giants consigned the Tigers to second bottom in the table with hope quickly fading from the Castleford faithful.
Against the Giants, they appeared sluggish – especially in the first-half as they went in at the break 18-0 down – and didn’t create enough.
And, for one former Castleford favourite – Rangi Chase – he knows exactly why that is.
“I love Cas bu. the timing of their lines are off,” Chase tweeted.
“Discipline is also off. Missing their halfback. Macca (Paul McSHane) having to play half need him at hooker.
“Lack of communication in defence in the edges especially the right side. But I will say some penalties are just mind boggling.”
I love cas but. the timing of their lines are off. Discipline. Missing their halfback. Macca having to play half need him at hooker. Lack of communication in defence in the edges especially the right side. But I will say some penalties are just mind boggling
— RangiChase06 (@Chase06R) March 12, 2022
It was again another fixture riddled with yellow cards with referee James Child making the decision to send four players off for ten minutes.
First, Jake Trueman was given a yellow card for a professional foul and then Danny Levi quickly followed for a late hit on Joe Westerman.
Jermaine McGillvary also had a ten-minute breather for a late shot on Gareth O’Brien before George Lawler finished off the card procession with a dangerous tackle.