Castleford Tigers prop Liam Watts highlighted his side’s line speed to close down Warrington as a crucial factor in their narrow 14-12 victory in Lancashire.

The Tigers turned in a much improved performance from their disappointing loss to Wigan the week before and the Dream Team forward admitted it was a much needed response as they progressed to week two of the play-offs.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game. We had to turn up tonight after how poor we were last week and I think we really did that, he told reporters.

“We spoke about defence all week, we planned to really rush up on them tonight and stuck to it all the way through, it really worked for us.

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“The team that keeps the ball the longest wins these types of games and you have to play with a high intensity and I thought we really brought that.”