A Grand Day Out was had by the Tigers!
Posted: Monday 9th September 2019 - 5:00 PM
Both our PDRL & LDRL sides took part in the Rugby Football League’s biggest variants festival in Blackpool.
Every inch of Stanley Park in Blackpool was taken over by the sport of rugby league in various different forms such as touch, masters and disability rugby league. Castleford had a strong presence at the festival with both the clubs’ Learning Disability & Physical Disability sides in match action!
Castleford Tigers LDRL faced five other teams on Saturday taking on; Wakefield, Widnes, Warrington, Hull KR and St Helens. After all the action the Tigers LDRL Head Coach Rob Richardson discussed the positive following their games.
“Plenty of good signs following the weekend’s matches including some of our new players getting their chance to play in good spirit. We also got to wear our brand-new kit which was a massive bonus! We were really evenly matched with many of our opponents and showed better ball handling and better defending after working on those areas in training.”
There is more great news for our Tigers LDRL side who have been asked to play against local rivals Wakefield Trinity this Friday night at half time of the Wakefield Trinity & London Broncos Super League match, which could decide who is relegated from the top flight.
Castleford Tigers PDRL were in action twice facing Wigan Warriors and local rivals Leeds Rhinos, following the weekend PDRL Head Coach Neil Barnaby spoke to castlefordtigers.com to review his side’s performances.
“It was an eventful day and a great occasion for the sport, in our first match against Wigan we didn’t perform too well but still managed to come away with a 36-18 win. After a good discussion following that game, we put in a much improved performance against Leeds Rhinos but losing on the very last play of the match 36-30. There are loads of positives to take into our finals despite having key players missing, we’ll be taking on Warrington Wolves who are confirmed as league leaders after their win over Leeds.”
You can see how Castleford Tigers PDRL get on in their semi-final at Selby Rugby Union Club on Sunday 29th September.
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