Lee Radford gives update on Ryan Hampshire after Castleford Tigers’ big win

Castleford Tigers ran out 17-16 winners over Catalans Dragons this afternoon.

The two sides were locked at 16-apiece heading into golden point, as Castleford’s Danny Richardson stepped up to the plate to leave his mark excellently on a pivotal game in the Tigers’ hunt for a play-off spot.

And, head coach Lee Radford hailed Richardson for his efforts.

“It’s brilliant for him,” Radford told BBC Radio Leeds.

“He has not only had the neck thing, he came back to play reserves and picked up another injury. To see him back on the field, doing what he does, is pleasing.

The former Hull FC boss was also happy with how his players faced adversity and especially Ryan Hampshire’s contribution.

“Some of the stuff that got thrown at us, losing Rocky and Adz [Milner] could have had some really detrimental effects, but I thought we stuck at it fantastically.

“They say it’s a meniscus which is a real shame. I think his past three performances have been really good for us so it is a shame.

“The last game, against Toulouse, was a really big win for us and to back it up was special.

“We got our reward for aiming up and sticking at it.

“We had two interchanges we couldn’t use and we had people playing out of position, but their effort and commitment was fantastic.”

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