#InsideInfo: Castleford’s Matt Cook names and shames Tigers team mates


Despite a 28-0  thrashing at the hands of Wigan last time out Castleford are on course for a top eight finish and will look to resume winning ways when the host Huddersfield in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Thursday night.

The Tigers season could have been boosted by the presence of former London Broncos star Matt Cook but the 28-year-old is yet to feature having been sidelined with injury.

That hasn’t stopped the 28-year-old getting the measure of his new team mates though and in an exclusive chat with Ladbrokes News he dished the dirt on the Tigers squad.

Who is the best trainer?

Other than myself I’d have to say Andy Lynch.

Who is the team joker?

Other than myself again it’d be Scott Moore – he’s a big joker. He’s very witty and quick with a response anytime someone says anything.

Who is the worst dressed player?

Frankie Mariano. He’s got some shocking combinations. He’ll wear a shirt with tracksuit bottoms and stuff like that.

Who has the worst taste in music?

Probably Denny Solomona. He loves all the rap. It’s all right in small doses but he’s constantly got it banging out.

Who is the fastest player?

That’s a tough one. It’d be between Denny, Jordan Tansey and Justin Carney is pretty quick too so I don’t know who’d win out of those three.

Who is the slowest Player?

It’d probably be one of the big boys. I’ll go with Steve Crossley, who’s now joined Bradford, although he’ll hate me for saying it.

Who is the most intelligent player?

I’d have to say our captain Michael Shenton.

Who is the least Intelligent player?

Probably Frankie Mariano again or Scott Wheeldon maybe.

Who has the weirdest superstition?

No one. Not that I know of. I’ve not seen anything.

Who hits the hardest in training?

Justin (Carney) likes to come off his wing, hit someone and then run back where no one can get him.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.