by | Apr 5, 2024

Paul Rowley is aware of the talent Castleford Tigers posses, ahead of tonight’s meeting in Round 7.

On the back of Rivals Round success, Salford Red Devils head to Tiger Town looking for back-to-back wins and a fifth of the Betfred Super League season.

Ryan Brierley and Marc Sneyd were the stars of the show against Leigh Leopards, with the former scoring twice on his 300th career appearance.

Reflecting on the contest in his pre-match press conference, Rowley said: “We don’t get too high, we don’t get too low – that’s the way it goes.

“The week’s been good. We’re healthy, we’ve got a healthy team, other than your normal stuff, so it’s been a good week.”

Discussing what positives he and the coaching staff took from the performance, our Head Coach continued: “I thought we were a little bit sharper in attack.

“We executed better than we have been doing, but that’s been a working progress, building and growing, so we expected that.

“Also, it was good conditions to play in. I’m not sure we’ll take that into Friday night because it’ll be quite a difference, there’s been a little bit of rain, hasn’t there.”

“But we we’re connected in contrast to the previous weeks. So we were back connected, because we’ve been like that all season.

“I thought defensively we were very good as well, we just fell out of system for the tries, which we feel are solvable, so we we’re disappointed in them.

“However, overall, it’s a derby, to get the win was really pleasing and we’re sat in a decent position.”

Moving on to talk about tonight’s tussle, our Head Coach was quick to praise the ‘good rugby players’ Cas have in their ranks and reference why his Salford side have to be fully committed.

“There’s always an opportunity, no matter who we play and with that opportunity comes the risks, and the dangers with that.

“We’re up against a team with a lot of experienced rugby players, who are good rugby players; in particular Westerman, McShane, Miller, Richardson.

“They’ve got some really good footballers and I’ve said this previously when we’ve played against them.

“So if you dip your toe in the water, they’ll burn you and what we’ve seen in previous games with Castleford is that they’ve got a fair amount of spirit and they’ve got a lot of motivation to get a result this week at home

“It’s going to be a formidable task and one we’ve got to be fully committed for.”

Watch Paul’s full press conference by clicking below.

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