Lee Radford reveals why Castleford Tigers defeated Wakefield Trinity in big derby win

Castleford Tigers were able to overcome Wakefield Trinity, 34-4 at Belle Vue tonight.

It was Lee Radford’s first derby win for Castleford since taking over ahead of the 2022 Super League season, and he couldn’t have been happier with his side’s performance.

“I’m pleased with how we responded,” Radford said.

“I thought we started really well which is what we needed to do after last week.

“Last Friday’s start killed us and set the tempo for the rest of the game so to get a response like that is a credit to the group.

“I just thought it was a grindy game and I love those games of rugby – I thought we took our opportunities when they came out.”

Radford identified two of his players in particular for how they performed.

“I thought Westy (Joe Westerman) and Liam Watts were outstanding and congratulations to Greg (Eden) to scoring his 100th try.”

The Castleford boss also spoke on a weird moment during the game when Paul McShane scooped up a loose play-the-ball from Wakefield to dive over under the posts.

“It was a bizarre one, when I last saw that I got sacked on the evening against Warrington!

“It was a big night for the fans and they looked really pleased at the end of the game.”

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