The Liam Farrell column: We're not thinking about the Cas' game yet

With us winning all our games, and Castleford doing the same, I've had a couple people say to me, '˜I can't wait until you play Cas'.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 8:39 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:11 am
Liam Farrell is congratulated on his try at Warrington

And fair play to Cas’, they are getting some great results, and you can tell they’re working hard for each other.

But we’re working day to day, week to week, and all our focus is on Huddersfield this Sunday,

They’re doing it tough right now, but I won’t under-estimate them one bit.

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This is about us, and making sure we’re switched on, and hopefully delivering another good performance.

We were pleased with how we played in our last game. I was confident we could do a job against Warrington, but I didn’t expect the score to finish 38-16.

We started well, we controlled the game, but we’ve watched it back and there are a few areas in defence we can improve.

They caught us when we jumped out of our systems, and I think if we do what we know works, our defence is going to be pretty hard to breach.

But it was a good win for us, and I was chuffed for Liam Marshall.

To come in and score four tries in his second game was some achievement – he’s got lots of confidence and he works hard, too.

They weren’t easy tries to score – he made picking up a bounce-pass for his second try look easier than it is, some more experienced wingers would have dropped that, and for a couple other tries he had to finish in a tight corner, so he did really well.

Warrington are going through a rough patch, but they have too many classy players to stay down there, I’m sure.

I see the England Test against Samoa in May has been confirmed.

They are limiting selection to three per club – I see the reason for it, it’s sensible from a Super League point of view.

But at the same time, all the lads in contention will want to be included.

Hopefully I’m playing well enough to get on the trip.

We had a great night on Saturday at Micky McIlorum’s testimonial dinner in Manchester.

The lads went along to support him and everyone seemed to have a good time. There was a great turnout for Micky - it was great to see.

The Thursday-Sunday turnaround of games allowed us to have a few days off over the weekend.

A couple of the lads went away, the French lads went back home.

No such luck for me - I’m renovating my house, so I was deep into that.

I’m terrible at DIY.


My dad is the brickie, and I’m just the labourer!

Good luck to everyone taking part in the Wigan run festival on Sunday. It’s the inaugural half-marathon for the town, and if it’s anything like the 10k events, it should be a great day.

We do a lot of short, intense training - I actually enjoy it in the off-season, when I can get a few good distances in. But I’ve never done a half-marathon and I’d love to do something like that one day.