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Phil Clarke reveals two very worrying stats for Super League side

Castleford Tigers have only won two games in 2023 but that might not be the most worrying stat.

Perhaps that is reserved for the fact that Castleford have only scored 17 tries in 10 games. A lot has been made about Wakefield Trinity’s inability to score but the Tigers aren’t much better and what makes this truly worrying is a comparison with their attack in 2022.

This is something Phil Clarke pointed out:

“What worries me about them is where they are going to score their points from.

“After nine rounds last season they had scored 34 tries. After nine rounds they have scored just 16.

“There are many factors involved but one of the biggest I’d say is that Jake Trueman last year was involved in 10 tries and Gareth Widdop and Jacob Miller, who replaced him, haven’t done that for a variety of reasons.

“Paul McShane doesn’t run as much as he used to it and isn’t as dangerous as he was in 2020 when he won the Man of Steel.

“Their attack doesn’t seem good enough.”

He also identified that Castleford, on average, concede more metres per set than any other Super League side with nearly 48 metres conceded per set giving their opponents good attacking field position.

Perhaps this explains their current plight.

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