Powell: I won’t do that again

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has said he will not repeat his walk across the pitch during Friday’s Super League defeat against St Helens.

Trailing 18-0 and having just conceded a try, Powell came down from the stand and began to march across the field with five minutes left of the first half.

The Tigers coach gave several of his players a frowning look as he expressed his disappointment at their performance, with Greg Eden one of the main targets.

However as his team prepared to kick-off, Powell failed to get across to the other side of the pitch in time and the restart was briefly delayed.

“I was just having a quick word with Greg,” Powell told the Yorkshire Post.

“But I just wanted to get to the other side and try and organise things for half-time. I stopped the game, though, didn’t I so I didn’t quite make it!

“It’s just disappointing; your team’s getting belted and there’s no way down and around from there (gantry to dugout) so it’s hard work.

“We need a zip-wire to get down and across the field. It’s was a disappointing night. I won’t do that again.”

Castleford eventually lost the match 42-12 and will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to Super League’s bottom side Leeds on Thursday.