Two Super League clubs are in serious trouble at present.
Both from West Yorkshire both with WF postcodes, it is Wakefield Trinity and Castleford Tigers at the foot of the league.
A lot of focus has been on Wakefield but Castleford are also in peril. They have struggled for points and only have two wins one of which was against Wakefield over Easter at home.
As they continue to struggle, Andy Last confirmed they held a crisis meeting.
“Yeah we had quite an open, honest crisis meeting, so to speak, on the Monday leading into the Huddersfield game,” Last said on BBC Radio Leeds.
“We was trying to hold back on that, hoping that we’ll get to the start of next season and do that. But I think the way that the season has gone, we need to fast forward and set some standards now and start living by those standards and draw a line in that first half of the season.
“We know that the performances weren’t at the level we expect and we need to make sure that we improve our performances on a day-to-day basis and hope that that will lead to better performances when it comes to game day.
“So there was some positives to take from the week’s practice leading into Huddersfield, albeit performance wasn’t great that first 30 minutes because of the amount of errors that we made.
“But it felt different in the changing rooms after the game. Although we lost, it felt different. There was a different atmosphere between the players and that’s been evident again this week. So we need to make sure that we perform well and keep a good account of ourselves against Leeds.”