December 1, 2022, 7:28

Super League: How Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers have battled half-back conundrums in 2022

Super League: How Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers have battled half-back conundrums in 2022

Both Leeds and Castleford have suffered injuries in the half-back positions which have left them having to field makeshift partnerships; watch the Rhinos and Tigers face off for the last Betfred Super League play-off place live on Sky Sports Arena from 2.30pm on Saturday

There are few head coaches across the Betfred Super League at present who are not facing their squad being ravaged by injuries, although perhaps none have been hit as hard in one key position as Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford.

Such is the number of injuries which have affected Castleford’s half-back options this year, Radford would be forgiven for wondering if there is some sort of curse over his pivots in 2022 as they head into a winner-takes-all play-off decider away to Leeds Rhinos, live on Sky Sports, on Saturday.

Danny Richardson joined Gareth O’Brien and Jake Trueman on the sidelines after suffering a suspected ACL injury in Bank Holiday Monday’s 50-10 defeat at home to Salford Red Devils, meaning that – not for the first time this year – the makeshift duo of winger Greg Eden and hooker Paul McShane will likely line-up in the halves at Headingley.

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