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‘Scott Taylor has just gone after him’ – Powell confused about ‘crazy’ sinbinnings as McShane limps off

Castleford Tigers won their fourth game in a row tonight, overcoming a tough Hull FC side 23-12.

But, there were a few moments in the game which troubled Tigers head coach Daryl Powell, including two sinbinnings which he couldn’t quite understand – one of which included a fracas near the end of the game as George Griffin and Scott Taylor had a coming together.

“There are some crazy sinbinnings, it was a push from Griff (George Griffin) and Scott Taylor has just gone after him,” Powell said.

“If there is any sinbin then it should be Taylor – there are some things I can’t understand.”

The Castleford boss was, however, really pleased with a tough victory.

“It was a tough game, I always knew it was going to be and then losing Paul McShane in the way we did hurt us.

“I intended to give him less minutes but not that few! Adam Milner was class when he stepped in.

“The game ebbed and flowed in the first-half – we had control then lost it completely but halftime gave us a good refocus point.

“We were a little bit untidy with the ball in attacking positions but I thought we were so tough tonight and the boys are handling the short turnaround courageously.”

McShane had to leave the field in the 14th minute with what Powell said is a muscle injury – the extent of which he does not yet know.

“It looks like its a muscle injury around his groin and rib injury, I’m not sure exactly and he will need some further tests.

“He will be missing on Monday and then we’ll go from there, but I’ve been really pleased with our resilience and we’ve put ourselves in a good position.”

It’s been a dramatic turnaround for a side that was languishing below the play-offs around the Challenge Cup Final, but Powell knew his players had it in them.

“We refocused after Wwembley, spoke about this opportunity in front of us and I thought the boys were good enough to have a crack at it and the boys agreed.

“We’re not training much, we’re just having team runs and games – the boys have really stuck together after Wembley and we feel like we’ve got a lot left in us.

“I think we’re almost in play-off mode now, but we’ve got four league games to get through and there is a chance we can do something special.”

Powell will welcome a number of stars back into the team that were rested.

weve got players whow er erested tody, tyla hepi, grant millington and jesse sene-lefao and michael shenton will be back.

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