Laurent Frayssinous

Very rarely do you see draws in the game of rugby league, but it has happened again – this time with the Castleford Tigers and the Catalan Dragons playing out an entertaining 17-all draw in Yorkshire.

It went down to the wire, with both sides kicking a field goal within the final 8 minutes of the game, as neither team was able to break the deadlock after that.

The draw, whilst a decent result, left Catalans coach Laurent Frayssinous with mixed feelings – disappointed that his side missed out on some opportunities.

“I think I am between satisfaction and disappointment. We should win the game in the first 40 minutes and we could lose the game in the last 10 minutes,” said Frayssinous.

“I’m disappointed with the first half. We created enough opportunities to have a better score on the scoreboard but at the end of the day, we didn’t manage to defend well enough against Castleford.

“Credit to Cas. Leeds lost here two weeks ago and they are starting to build a good team. They are very tough on their home ground.”

For Castleford, coach Ian Millward was pleased with the way his side defended and was impressed with the effort of all 17 players in the clash.

“We’ve got on very well in defence and created a lot of opportunities in attack but maybe we were denied some opportunities in other areas of the game,” said Millward.

“I couldn’t be any more proud of my players. They’re training hard and they’re playing hard and they’re working really hard for each other. They’re a joy to coach.

“I thought all 17 players contributed massively today.”

By ricky

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