Episode 13 Super League Show


Episode 13

Highlights and analysis from latest round of matches in Super League. Including Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos, Huddersfield v Warrington, Wigan v Salford and Catalan v Wakefield.


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with the Bank Holiday Sunshine making much of the Super League

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landscape, it has been a great weekend for some fans, one to forget

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for others. Jamie Peacock is alongside Ian Millward. Our guests

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will give us their views which included second against third and a

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are going for back-to-back wins, but is set to be the new coach at

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Castleford. He is replacing yourself, you know. A good

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employment? They have talked to a lot of people

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and they have views on who should get the job. Coaches have had their

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view on whether it is a sustainable job. Daryl, probably from a coaching

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point of view, has moved into an area where he was failing earlier at

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Leeds. He went back and was coaching in the Championship at a good club

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who have supplied some good opportunities for him. We always

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look from a coaching point of view, you need time and experience and it

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gives him a great launching pad. You have worked with him at England

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level, what can he bring to the job? He is a calming influence. He has

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been a head coach on and off for 13 years, so he can bring that

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experience to Castleford. He needs to test himself in the top division.

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What kind of job is he taking on? They have got some exciting players.

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Their win yesterday typified that with some exciting players. The

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league is restructuring, so Castleford's got to restructure.

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What they can provide moving forward with their facilities. The squad

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need some experience and adding. Daryl has been speaking to them

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about that. He is looking forward to getting involved in it and getting

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back in the Super League and show where he was, and where he has come

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from. We will see how Castleford got on

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shortly. Round 14 got underway on Friday night. But now it is Bradford

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against Leeds. The Rhinos had five consecutive wins. They had memories

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of the 18-18 draw still fresh in the seconds on the clock. Whitehead is

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seconds on the clock. Whitehead is still going.

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Bradford Bull, not too many minutes left to play. Look at those

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celebrations. Sidler is in for the try! We know how much it means to

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the best of enemies. A 56th meeting tonight between these two. Bradford

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have the edge with 28 victories, Leeds not far behind with 24 in this

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fixture. And a few times there has been nothing between them, including

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the merable draw at Headingley this This is Kallum Watkins. Again. He is

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through the tackle. Now it is about pace and Watkins just avoids the

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last ditch effort and scores a quickly against Bradford. 24 seconds

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in the game at Headingley. Barely four minutes tonight. This is

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wonderful strength and athleticism and plenty of pace. I am sure the

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English coach will be looking at Leeds Rhinos. They have taken a

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stranglehold now. Delaney with the injection. Leeds Rhinos showing

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great composure. They have finally unpicked that scrambling defence.

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The Bradford owner not happy with the way things have started here, I

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still going! What is he doing here! Bradford, from deep inside their own

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half - they have given away a penalty. Obstruction, the referee

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They are suddenly back in the position And Karl Ablett twisting

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over for what he might describe as a best. The Bradford fans enjoying

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that a moment. The pantomime villain in chief making a run into his

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finish! There were a couple of high tackles there as he dragged himself

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over the line. Terrific effort, saw the gap and went for it. He still

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down to Paul MacShane. Shrugging off a couple of defenders. Danny McGuire

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will go to the video referee. The smile from Ryan Bailey suggests he

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thinks he has scored. That angle would back it up. Right on

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half-time, Ryan Bailey to give Leeds of space. So maybe a spark early in

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his second half? -- in this second half. Whitehead stopped, did well to

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offload it and there was the gap on the dummy will see him over! It is

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now two tries in the opening 13 minutes of the second half, so maybe

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there is a Bradford revival. Should be down to 14 points, the

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referee is going to have a look at this because there is a potential

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that he was actually tackled. Did he spin around out of the tackle? Is

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there a hand on him? That would suggest it was not a completed

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tackle. That shows he has got the ball down on the line. The video

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referee said it is good and another for Ablett tonight. I don't think

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there was a hand laid on him on either occasion. Hardly, anyway.

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Worked from the back of the scrum. They took Bradford's defends one-way

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Jamie Peacock has gone down and immediately you could see players

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from both sides reacting to this. He has twisted his leg, but there is an

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obvious moment of great pain. I blindside. Kear stepping back in.,

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No more than a consolation. A pleasing moment for the Welsh

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winger, his second of the night. But Bradford very much second best on

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Jamie, how are you? My knee is OK. I think they put some

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elastic in when they mended it last time.

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Six wins in a row since the draw at Easter, it is some run you are on.

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We have had some difficult games, as well. We probably felt it was a

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point lost because of Easter. We have played Catalan and Warrington

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and that run has been particularly good.

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Was that draw motivation? It was a bit, we wanted to go and

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win. Bradford did well to get back into the game. We scored 30 points

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in the first half. Hard to pick out one individual, but the Watkins try

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was spectacular. He had a few injuries, but it is great to see him

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playing well. He kept getting injured. But he is having a good run

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at it at the moment. We have Kallum Watkins, Zak Hardaker and Ryan Hall

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bringing the ball back. It gets our team on the front foot, and that is

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a wonderful try, and it would be great to see him in an England shirt

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at the end of the year. Is Ryan Hall claiming an assist on

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that one? He thinks he's got a try pass. But

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Callum did most of the work. We have seen him step up, and we

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always said he has a lot of class, Calum Watkins. But that run, can you

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see the consistency in his game? I can see consistency. I can see

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he's multiskilled. They've handled him well at Leeds. When he's been

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overexposed, they've put him back on the wing. He's a natural player with

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the ball. But defensively, you're going to be found out finchly with

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Super League teams and coaches. The amount of people in Australia that

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wants to talk about him as a real talent and Leeds have done fantastic

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getting him a longterm contract. If you look at the back three, we talk

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about the challenge cup game this week, that is where it can be won

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and lost. He is the excitement factor.

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Looking at Jared Sammut. He had a good season last season. He seems to

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be consistent for them. He brings unpredictable attack, but

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it's all skills. It has got to the stage now where he displays it on

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the right occasions. Before it was all over the shop when it suited

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him. I tried to buy him at the start of the year. I thought he was a

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really good player. Speaking to Mick Potter, they spoke highly of him

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defensively. Attacking wise with him and Kearney they are dynamic. You

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will have to defend well against them. I think Jarrod Sammut has

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matured this year as a player who has become not only a good,

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individual player, but a good team player.

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The difference between what's going on this year at Leeds and what

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happened last year. You were wobbling all over the place last

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year? It takes time for a coach and his

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systems to take time and work. We as a team don't want to finish fifth

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this year. We really don't. We said that last year. We finished fifth.

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This year we don't. A lot of players are playing well. Players will

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flourish through hard work and honesty. A lot of our players have

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those characteristics. It's showing in the way we're playing.

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Do you want to get the top spot? Are you aiming for Wigan or just about

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finishing better than you did? We want to finish higher up than

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before. If we can win a few more games in the next block, we will

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give ourselves the chance of finishing top.

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Well, it was second against third at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday

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afternoon. It wasn't quite as close Robinson, he finds Jermain

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There was a buzz around the stadium points ahead of the Giants. As the

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game progressed Warrington began to dominate. Griggs lost possession in

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the 18th minute. Trent Waterhouse on hand to scoop up a gift and charge

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over the line to take the lead. From That is plucked off the floor, an

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absolute shocker, passed it straight Wolves extended their lead ten

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minutes into the second half. Quick hands from Ratchford and Westwood

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played in Hodgson. In a game littered with costly errors from the

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home side, there wasn't much that went Huddersfield's way. But a 54th

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minute slip from Chris Riley was pounced on by Kris Robinson. He

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scored on his debut. Any hopes of a Huddersfield blows final were dashed

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in the 68th minute. -- Huddersfield revival. Ryan Atkins rounding off

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the scoring. An out of sorts display the Giants will want to forget.

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the Giants will want to forget. Wolves are in the hunt for the top

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comfortable for Warrington? Some of the key players for them,

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the older players for Warrington really stepped up. Ben Curry is an

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outstanding young player. If you are a Warrington supporters at the

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moment you have to like it. At the start of the year, you thought wow

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this was going to be our year. They seemed off the pace. A good sign of

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the team in the mid-season and now getting into the rhythm. Waterhouse

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is starting to look threatening on the edge. They still have Briers to

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come back. Tony Smith saying it was their best

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performance of the season. Do you start to think they're starting to

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They're playing a lot better. They struggled a bit for form in the

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middle of the year. It's not won at the beginning of the year. They're

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coming into form now. They always play well against Huddersfield.

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They're a side that tend to beat Huddersfield every time they play

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them. Brett Hodgson passed 1,000 Super

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League points. He has been some 70 to the game, hasn't he? -- sums

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servant to the game. He's come over and really added to

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the competition. I think he's older than me! I had to get that in. He's

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older than me but he's been a fantastic player. He was great in

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the Challenge Cup. He was great for them.

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You take them on next week, I guess you feel confident, but it should be

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a corker. As a player you look forward to the

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Challenge Cup in the middle of the year. You get lost in the rounds of

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Super League and you want a game with everything on the line. It

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certainly is against Huddersfield. They beat us last time. It's great

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to play at their stadium. Looking forward to that. Danny Orr

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was in charge when Hull provided opposition on Sunday. It was a tight

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first half. Yeah, it was. It was a game where we

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played them in the first round and we got beat only by four points. It

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was a tight game there. Both teams have the habit of missing one on one

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tackles. This was prevalent in the game. It was interesting, Daryl

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Clark and Hubie came off the bench. They added so much. Chase was good

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with the ball. He must be hard to defend against, especially someone

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like Jamie and the forwards. They hung in. There the second half with

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the crowd getting behind them they got them to the end. There were a

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couple of good signs here. Especially with the way he's

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dictating and running them. It was a good win, especially with the new

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coach coming in. It gives him confidence coming in. It gives him

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something to bounce off with the confidence they play with.

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Do you have the feeling that Hull KR can't string a set of games

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together? They find it hard to be consistent?

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I think players struggle with the week-to-week consistency. That's

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what separates the good from the great players. I think they'll be

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saving themselves for the cup this week. They'll fancy themselves at

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home. It's difficult to play at Hull. They got walloped off Wigan

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last time. That's extra motivation. One of the keys to get all the good

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stuff with Chase, and we see later the bad as well. He's so key to the

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team. He's got to touch the ball more than

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anyone in the role he plays. He plays on the ball. The more you

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touch it you are susceptible to errors. It's also getting other

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players on his wave length. He can see space and things that are

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happening and he expects people to get into that part of the field.

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Look, I think he will be a delight to work with. I found him a delight

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to work with. He will still be the key. You want him creating things

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because for Castleford to move up the table, as much as you want to

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improve their defence, one on one and as a unit, you have to score

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points. Did this last week, that's the bit

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to cut out. drop out and maintain the pressure

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and build it. He's gone for the top shelf, and you learn that as you go

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along. Daryl Powell coming into that job,

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it's an exciting squad. What are his priorities?

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To keep them winning. They've won the last two.

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They lost to Salford. They beat Widnes and Hull.

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He needs to get the most out of his players. He has high quality players

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there. Getting the best out of them and see what he can do. He's got

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limited resources away from the field. I think he'll do a good job.

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New era about to begin at Castleford and still four games to catch up on

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continue against the fancied French? The secrets of Saints, we reveal all

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Super League season reaching the Wigan. They were a point clear at

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the top of the table going into the fixtures. They were comfortable

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winners against Salford. They're steam rollering teams at times.

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They have a simple structure. Everyone knows their roles. They

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have an outstanding fullback at the back when you create space and

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numbers. He has the ability to beat people. They have a mentality there

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which is brought through from the younger generation which has come

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through. Defensively and what's expected. The only thing we've spoke

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about they're probably getting too many easy games. Whether it's a

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Challenge Cup semifinal or Super League semifinal, the concern is

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being able to do this for 80 minutes. They went trophy-less last

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year. They are the best team at the moment. They are the most consistent

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team. I like the way Sean's coaching them. I love the way he's got them

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week in, week out. That's what we aspire for, consistency week in,

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week out. You look at Leeds over previous seasons, we talked about

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Warrington, you know, where are they at this stage? Where will they be at

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the back end of the season? There are missing links, but against

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Salford, Brian has a lot of work to do defensively. If you look at him,

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he will want to work more as a unit. He will put structures together

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there. Some blokes are going back, some forward, some sideways. If it

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was a dance competition, they're not all on the same page. That's where

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Brian has to improve first. You play them at magic weekend, are

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you hoping that they've had too many easy games, do you say, hopefully

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they're not ready for us? I don't think it's a great thing

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winning by that margin every week. It doesn't get you battle -hardened.

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Yeah, I'm looking forward to that game. It should be an exciting end

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to a great week. About that shoulder charge there? He might not be happy

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with that, but if your halves are playing at the line you will get

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contact. I will get physical with them, that is what happened there.

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Tomkins was key. He seems to be dancing through games like this.

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Yeah, he's a superb athlete. He can punish teams and spot opportunities.

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His ability to beat defenders is second to none. The form of St

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Helens has been talked about with four straight defeats since Easter

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Monday. Louis has seen it all from his front

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row seat and knows they are not When you're a great club like this,

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in their own stadium and the youth system they have got and the history

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behind the club, the fans are right to dream. As players, we want to be

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in competitions and win. We want to be the best we can. I don't think

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people have been thinking too far ahead. Where we want to be is the

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Grand Final or a Challenge Cup. This year we ain't going to be in the

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Challenge Cup final. We have to focus on the Grand Final.

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The season got off to a poor start with a home defeat against

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Huddersfield. 13 rounds later they continue to search for consistency.

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The season so far, many ups and downs. We have let ourselves down

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these past couple of weeks. We want to be more consistent in how to

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play. A win at Warrington was a good win. We have injures and a couple of

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suspensions now which don't help. But it's nothing to dwell on really.

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We have good youngsters coming through and hopefully we can turn it

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well with the way he's running and his tackling. All the youngsters

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coming through, they want to play and impress. I don't think Brown is

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afraid to throw anyone in at the deep end.

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Nathan has come with his regime and hasn't changed dramatically how we

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play. -- he hasn't tried to change dramatically how we play. This year,

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we've change aid bit because the key personnel that we've gone down in.

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He's come in with his philosophy, like defence. Defence is the key. I

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think the boys know that. Instead of trying to outscore opponents, let's

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try to shut them out which is what people want to do. Everyone is

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asking whether I've settled up here. I always answer yes, but I wish it

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would stop raining. The only phrase I cannot get my head around is a

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barroom cake. -- I don't under a barm cake. It's either a roll or a

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sandwich. I don't understand it. My dad dabbled in a lot of things. He

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was a bit of a boxer. He was a bit of a rugby player. A bit of a

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painter and decorator. He is my all-time hero, I think. Kieran

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Cunningham. And Jamie Peacock. They are relentless and keep going. They

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are driven people. They know what they want and they will do it. A big

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shout out to my mate, Mark Flanigan. I think he walks around with a

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mirror in his back pocket. I think that's true. It's like one of them

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lady ones that clip out. He catches himself looking at himself like

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that. Targets for the season, I think, all the boys want to do is

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good performances. Obviously, we want to win the competition. Every

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team wants to do that. Then to win the Grand Final. That's the aim.

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Happy day get a mention here, went around St Helens and there was

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another defeat on Friday. I find St Helens a difficult place

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to play and beat them. A lot of the players are out, and to come from

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behind. They were 12-6 down. Fantastic win for Widnes.

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Much has been made of all of the players St Helens has got out but

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Widnes were missing a few. You cannot just put it down to injuries?

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Has been quite dynamic. -- Hanbury. I have got to say, you see the first

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try by Thompson. He was gushing about Luke Thompson. I think that

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has been where the problem has been with Saints in the past couple of

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weeks. It is not that the young blokes have stood up and been

:31:21.:31:26.

efficient. The more experienced guys need to lift it up to another level.

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There is some poor tackles. It is There is some poor tackles. It is

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quite interesting. Some of them are too wide and they are vulnerable

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back on the inside. He is trying to strange the structure in attack.

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Lomax is out, and Roby is out and they still have not been able to

:31:48.:31:58.

work out a half-back since Sean Long left. And that is the area where

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they need to be efficient and players. But what hurts you more

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than anything of the tries that they conceded. There has to be more

:32:05.:32:08.

leadership from the senior men. There is some naivety in the Defence

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from the younger ones. But it is not through lack of effort. I think

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there will come through very well. The younger guys will learn a lot

:32:19.:32:29.
:32:29.:32:30.

and experienced blokes will rise up. I think they have come a long way.

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They played well at Wakefield and did not get the win. They are doing

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well in the league, to have five or six players out and win at St Helens

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is good. I don't think you can write St Helens off at the moment. I think

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if you can finish in the eighth, you can finish anywhere. When they get

:32:48.:32:55.

some players back, they will be a threat.

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I spoke a lot about Saints, but I cannot be little the performance of

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Widnes. Their away form has been awful. Home form has been

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outstanding. It is an amazing performance by players and coaches.

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History says the could not win it. If every person in this country

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follows rugby league, they wouldn't follows rugby league, they wouldn't

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pick them to win or get close. Saints, that performance especially

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follows rugby league, they wouldn't pick them to They gave Denilson an

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:33:33.:33:34.

opportunity. But they have a three to five-year plan. They have been

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very patient. We might get on to promotion and

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relegation. Wakefield were impressive against Widnes, and the

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Wildcats a while on home ground on Saturday night. Catlan were the

:33:45.:33:55.
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Wonderful ball from Collace to put and picked up. Kirmond is over.

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little kick over the top. Cockayne! I think he has got this. The referee

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is asking for the video replay. Was there a little bobble of the ball?

:34:55.:35:05.
:35:05.:35:44.

It is a clean pick-up and it is a Another Wakefield try, they are

:35:44.:35:54.
:35:54.:35:55.

surely saved? What about that pass from Smith? Look at this. He looks

:35:55.:35:58.

one-way and pops it out the other. Cockayne was almost taken by

:35:58.:36:08.
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surprise but the Defence definitely consolation. Barely worth

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celebrating for a Catalan, a good night's work for Wakefield. They

:36:23.:36:33.
:36:33.:36:44.

come away with an important two Are Honor Roll?

:36:44.:36:49.

-- Avi Honor Roll? I think that is what they will see themselves doing.

:36:49.:36:52.

Two good wins at Widnes, is difficult. They have got to keep it

:36:52.:36:56.

going. Maybe it was almost a little bit of a Gould at the start because

:36:56.:36:59.

people were looking for them in the way they came under the radar last

:36:59.:37:03.

year? It puts pressure on them. There was no pressure on them at the

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end of last year because they were on a roll. They have adjusted to it

:37:07.:37:12.

and now they are winning. A few people saying Catalan looked a

:37:12.:37:14.

bit disinterested? It was predominantly all French, which is

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great for their game, but when you take people out, the half-back,

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Jamie Peacock... Steve Menzies, the oldest in the

:37:24.:37:31.

league, older than Jamie Peacock... Look at Anderson, Brent Webb, about

:37:31.:37:35.

seven players out. They get a bit lost and they have to do a lot of

:37:35.:37:41.

trouble. -- they have to do a lot of travel. This week is important for

:37:41.:37:44.

them. They play York in the Challenge Cup, and it will give them

:37:44.:37:47.

a bit of confidence. They have been decimated with injury and the

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trouble. -- and the travel. They will always be vulnerable. It is not

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that they are disinterested, they are not at the same level so they

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are over exposed. Hopefully there will be some good

:37:56.:38:03.

players returning? He has been a fantastic player in

:38:03.:38:07.

the past couple of years. Scott is a leader. Brent Webb, maybe that is

:38:07.:38:17.
:38:17.:38:18.

why they looked disinterested. But when they get some of those players

:38:18.:38:23.

we will see the true team. Scott will add to the team.

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Gareth Ellis and made his debut for Hull. They were at home to London on

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Friday night. It was a big win for them.

:38:33.:38:43.
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It was a big night for Hull. They had some marquee signings.

:38:48.:38:58.
:38:58.:39:00.

Crook came through last year and everyone said he was great. He is

:39:00.:39:10.
:39:10.:39:17.

Lee Crook's son, he has the size of his dad but has agility. They are a

:39:18.:39:20.

team with Holdsworth back and Ellis back, they have a different

:39:20.:39:22.

identity. You get these great players, and

:39:22.:39:25.

then they get injured. Ellis, you cannot underestimate the impact he

:39:25.:39:31.

will have. He will get an extra 5% out of the players round him. They

:39:31.:39:34.

will want to play up to his standard. He is that kind of

:39:34.:39:39.

inspiration. Although he might not set up tries, he will raise the team

:39:39.:39:42.

and make everybody else play well around him because of the standards

:39:42.:39:44.

he sets. You make a really good point. We

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talk about forwards creating space and momentum, you talk about

:39:47.:39:54.

Holdsworth. They have some real finishing touches there. Holdsworth

:39:54.:40:01.

is the icing on the cake. Look at all these tries. He has had the

:40:01.:40:04.

ball, committed defenders, seen this space. I can see big things down the

:40:04.:40:08.

track. Hull will be happy because they have

:40:08.:40:13.

had players out and they are still into the eight. They have a full

:40:13.:40:15.

team back now. A quick word on London, a

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consolation at the end. But they decided to quit and their mates and

:40:20.:40:23.

did not do their job. Too many blokes out there who were prepared

:40:23.:40:27.

to let their mates down? That is a pretty damning statement.

:40:27.:40:34.

You cannot get any more harsh words from your coach than that. That is

:40:34.:40:38.

something a coach might do privately but to do it publicly shows how

:40:38.:40:46.

upset he was. Tony was very upset. Is that a kindly did move to see it

:40:46.:40:54.

publicly? -- is that a calculated move.

:40:54.:40:57.

It is honest. Widnes had players out again St Helens. And they may feel

:40:57.:41:01.

the brunt of Bradford in the Challenge Cup. He has said, you have

:41:01.:41:05.

got to step up. It is damning from a coach to come out and say that. But

:41:05.:41:08.

it is humiliating for a player. We will see how they respond. Round

:41:08.:41:12.

14 is behind us and as the teams had towards next round of the Challenge

:41:12.:41:22.
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Cup, let's check on the state of Don't forget, live coverage next

:41:31.:41:37.

week of Huddersfield against Leeds in the fifth round of the challenge

:41:37.:41:42.

cup on BBC One and BBC One H E at 2:15pm on Saturday afternoon. There

:41:42.:41:46.

was a big meeting last week to talk about the future of Super League and

:41:46.:41:48.

the structure of the tables. They are talking about two tables at the

:41:49.:41:52.

top. We won't get into too much detail, but I gave you a blank sheet

:41:52.:41:55.

as a player, what would you like to see them do?

:41:55.:41:59.

I have been waiting to be asked this! It is great they are doing

:41:59.:42:09.
:42:09.:42:13.

something. I would like to see two leagues of 12, two Super League. We

:42:13.:42:19.

did have a salary cap at 2.5 million, but allowed people to buy

:42:19.:42:25.

two star players. But you could pay what every wanted for two

:42:26.:42:28.

superstars. But allow everyone to spend 1.5 million. You would have a

:42:29.:42:33.

top six play-off to end the season. And the bottom three from Super

:42:33.:42:37.

League One and the top three from Super League two could have a play

:42:37.:42:43.

off to see who goes up and who goes down. We have too many games where

:42:43.:42:46.

there is nothing on the mind and it doesn't matter if you win or lose,

:42:46.:42:49.

so that would improve. What would you do?

:42:49.:42:53.

I can see this country, it is in the culture of most sports. But I have

:42:53.:43:00.

also seen the fans being ripped off. At Castleford last year we decided

:43:00.:43:04.

to let a few players go after the last ten games. Is that good for a

:43:04.:43:10.

season ticket who buys a season ticket? If the stakes were higher,

:43:10.:43:14.

in the situation where he says, my team has got to stay in this league

:43:14.:43:18.

or it has to win to go to the next, I think it is important. The way it

:43:18.:43:23.

is coming out at the moment, there will be great opportunities. Keep in

:43:23.:43:27.

mind for clubs to go up or down, I think it will encourage more English

:43:27.:43:29.

players to play the game. The players from Australia and New

:43:29.:43:33.

Zealand won't come over because of the salary cap. The salary cap is so

:43:33.:43:35.

high in Austria and you're it is Will it encourage more English

:43:35.:43:39.

players? Not going to come back. Yes it will. We talk about players from

:43:39.:43:43.

St Helens, and Warrington. There are good players in the championship and

:43:43.:43:46.

that is an area we have to be pushing and breeding. Otherwise the

:43:46.:43:49.

game will stagnate. Jamie, are you confident what you

:43:49.:43:54.

get is what you want to see? I think it might be too complicated.

:43:55.:44:01.

A piece of advice given to me is, Keep It Simple stupid. That could be

:44:02.:44:06.

advice to some of the people running it. Make sure that people from

:44:06.:44:08.

outside of the game can understand what we are doing.

:44:08.:44:13.

Tanya Arnold presents highlights and analysis from the latest round of matches in Super League. Bradford Bulls take on Leeds Rhinos just 6 weeks after the sides played out a thrilling 18-18 draw at Headingley. Elsewhere Huddersfield take on Warrington, Wigan are at home to Salford and Catalan travel to Wakefield.


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