Jamie Jones-Buchanan has questioned the skill level at Castleford Tigers as they let a number of opportunities pass them by in defeat against Hull FC yesterday as they were dumped out of the Challenge Cup.
He said that the Tigers were beaten on every front against the Black and Whites and said that the Tigers need to dedicate training time to skills.
“Skill levels, strategy and fitness levels, I think they were beaten on all three fronts,” he said on BBC.
“You have to nail the basics. I know Andy Last spoke about ruck speed but you have to wind it back to the basic skills.
“The first 20 or 30 minutes of their first session should be basic skills and getting that muscle memory and getting in tandem because if you get the opportunities but you can’t execute, you are never going to score.”
Brian Noble meanwhile had an interesting say on the relegation scrap:
“Well they’re out of the Challenge Cup now. So the league has to be their focus. Andy Last will have one eye on Wakefield Trinity.
“Wakefield will get a win, I am confident of that as we get into the second half of the season and move forward and that will increase the pressure.
“But that is professional and performance sport at the highest level.
“He has to keep working on the small things and get his best team on deck and then fire away at more league points.
“Get more league points and get some breathing space between them and Wakefield Trinity.”