Yesterday Castleford Tigers came up just short against Catalans Dragons away from home.
It was a closely fought battle in France and the result left interim Head Coach Andy Last devastated.
He said on Tigers TV:
“Absolutely devastated, the group are devastated, to come here and take on a quality side and a difficult side to play away, and to take them to basically the last couple of sets makes me feel very proud but for all that effort we haven’t come away with two points which is what we came here for.”
He went on to underline his pride in the performance:
“I am extremely proud that we have gone toe to toe with that Catalans team. The travelling support was great and they know the players are trying really hard. They would back that statement up that they are trying really hard.”
He also admitted that he felt his side were going to claim the win when stand in stand-off Jack Broadbent scored a superb try:
“I did think we were going to get the game when Jack Broadbent went 80 metres and scored under the posts.”
He also explained what is going wrong for the Tigers at present:
“But we couldn’t quite get it and that’s where we are at, against the best teams on the competition ladder every single play is important and we didn’t quite nail one or two and it came back to bite us.”