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Former Castleford Tigers star questions the player welfare in Super League in recent seasons

Cheyse Blair’s Super League career has now come to a close after four seasons with the Castleford Tigers prior to his departure at the end of last season.

So, he is in the perfect position to assess Super League in recent years.

The former NRL star, with Melbourne Storm and Manly Sea Eagles, recently spoke to Serious About Rugby League and explained what made it tough was the amount of games played per season.

He said:

“Somehow I felt the Super League was tough in a way of how many games you need to play in a certain amount of days. Through Easter period you play 3 games in 10 days.

“Not good player Welfare that. They don’t do that in the NRL so that was tough.”

Fortunately, in 2023 the Easter period has been radically changed to give fans enough rugby to enjoy but also to ensure players are not over worked.

However, Super League still has more games than the NRL as well as the Challenge Cup to contend with.

This is something IMG are looking to change.

One thing Blair wouldn’t change about his time at Cas however was the success they had against Wakefield.

He said that was his favourite memory:

“Favourite Memory would be probably the derby with Wakefield never losing to them.”

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