Powell slams “completely unacceptable” performance as Tigers exit Cup

Daryl Powell slammed the performance of his players in tonight’s Challenge Cup defeat to Hull FC.

The Tigers scored an early try but were well beaten over the 80 minutes.

“I think it would be belittling amateurs, comparing them to some stuff we’ve done tonight,” Powell told the post-match press conference.

“That was very, very poor. Completely unacceptable. That’s as bad as I’ve seen from us in a long time.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been that animated in a dressing room.

“I needed to get a response but be honest with them at the same time. Some individuals were that far off they were in another stratosphere.”

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