WATCH - Coach Daryl Powell delighted after Castleford Tigers continue impressive run

There was praise all round from coach Daryl Powell following Castleford Tigers' eye-catching 44-12 win over Huddersfield Giants in the Betfred Super-8s.

It was Castleford’s fourth successive victory and they are building some impressive form ahead of the semi-finals in three weeks’ time.

“I thought we were really good,” Powell said after seeing his team run in eight tries and keep Huddersfield scoreless after the 20th minute.

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“Particularly the way we defended, we started a bit scratchy, but after that we defended really well.

“Over the last month we’ve conceded an average of 10 and a half points per game which is really good.”

Powell was happy with the collective effort, but added: “We’ve got some players who are playing really well.

“As a team we are getting better and we are playing different ways. I thought our go-forward was great in the first half and our attacking play was a little bit off.

“We got both sides of the game in the second half. Our control was good, I thought Truey’s [Jake Trueman’s] kicking was excellent and Benny Roberts’ kicking in the second half of the first half was great.

Betfred Super League. Castleford Tigers v Huddersfield Giants. Tigers head coach Daryl Powell. 13th September 2018.

“We put some smart plays on. Peter [Mata’utia] at the back was great and Junior Moors was fantastic, he was a massive handful in the back-row. Paul McShane has been phenomenal all year and our pack is really big and aggressive.”