Holbrook Ready For In Form Cas

Saints’ final game of the Super 8s will see them host Castleford this Friday.

It’s a potential Grand Final rehearsal – and with next week’s semi-final on the horizon Justin Holbrook will be looking for a good performance to continue the momentum following his side’s 34-14 win over Warrington.

“I was really happy with how we played at Warrington,” he said. “It was always going to be awkward knowing we were playing them again in a couple of weeks, so we needed to do what we have done all year.

“If the boys weren’t good to play then I didn’t play them – and those that did did a great job to come away with the win.

“The youngsters played more minutes than what they’re used to. Jack Ashworth and Matty Lees played big minutes and Luke Douglas played the most minutes he’s ever played here.

“We had the opportunity to give young James Bentley a run out as well and giving all of these youngsters another game and more minutes is great for us.

“The approach this week will be similar again. A couple of the guys need the chance to freshen up, so will take that opportunity, but whoever runs out there will be ready to go.”

He continued: “Roby will be back playing this week, as well as Louie and Kyle. Obviously it was good to give Dom and Morgan a game, but whoever plays will be ready.”

Third-placed Castleford are right in form ahead of their semi-final at Wigan.

“They looked a little disappointed with how the game against Wakefield panned out, so they’ll want a hard hit out before they play Wigan next week,” he added. “They’ve been a dangerous attacking team for a few years now and they have some real strike out there. It’s up to us to do a good job of stopping it.”

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