Castleford boss Daryl Powell hailed the contribution of club captain Michael Shenton to last night’s win against Wigan.

The Tigers continued their strong start to the new campaign with victory against the Warriors, with Shenton marking his 300th appearance for the club in fine style.

Powell told reporters after the match: “He’s a class player and obviously our captain.

“He’s been awesome in his time here and he keeps racking up milestones.

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“He was excellent, we asked our leaders to stand up tonight and they did.”

The Tigers boss added that he was pleased to see the values the club practices off the field in evidence during the 80 minutes.

“It’s a pretty important win for us. It’s a significant one for us too, looking at the team we had out, we had a few young boys out there.

“It’s a huge win, all the values we placed so highly were out there in massive amounts today.”