Powell vows not to repeat pitch walk
Head coach Daryl Powell has promised not to repeat his walk across the pitch at Castleford.
Near the end of the first 40 minutes in their heavy home defeat to league leaders St Helens Powell got up from his position in the stands and walked across the playing surface to the other side.
Despite the fact St Helens had just scored a try and their was a break in play Powell failed to get across to the other side of the pitch in time and the restart was briefly delayed.
“I was just having a quick word with Greg,” Powell told the Yorkshire Post.
“But I just wanted to get to the other side and try and organise things for half-time. I stopped the game, though, didn’t I so I didn’t quite make it!
“It’s just disappointing; your team’s getting belted and there’s no way down and around from there (gantry to dugout) so it’s hard work.
“We need a zip-wire to get down and across the field. It’s was a disappointing night. I won’t do that again.”
Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.