Bailey's Blog - 31st March

G’day folks

It just wasn’t our night on Friday was it? We were gutted with the result to be honest, at 10-8 we thought we could take it but unfortunately two kicks and two tries from them and we are left scratching our heads.

Our defensive line was brilliant, I can’t remember them making a break. While our guys would have liked to have seen their first try again as we thought it was very debatable.

It is so frustrating though. Just look at Cas, they have won four games by six points or less this season. We have lost four by one try or having scored the same amount of tries as the other team. Cas are now third and we are ninth!! The line between winning and losing is closer than ever before and unfortunately at the minute we are a victim of that.

Previous to the Giants game we notched up a decent win at Salford, they are having a tough time of it making the transition back into Super League. They aren’t panicking however which is definitely the correct way to go about things. We knew we would have to be at 100% to get the points, thankfully we were and managed to bag the win.

The curtain raiser to that one saw the two reserves take on one another. Nobby put Eamon out there to give him a break from first team duty and he goes and has a bad break. I am gutted for the guy, he’s been our best front rower for me this season and will be sorely missed out there in the middle.

Away from Wigan and what a sad week or so it has been for the sport. My heart goes out to the family of Leon Walker, also to the Wildcats who have had it so rough lately. The world of rugby league is right behind all of you.

This weekend we’ve got a break from league action and a trip to Barrow. They will have a packed house and will be up for this one. They are third in their league at the minute and lost by just two points to Halifax at the weekend. I saw the Fax V Widnes game a few weeks ago on TV and boy was that a bruiser. We know they will be ready and we don’t want to be the upset everyone talks about for years to come.

After that we have the Easter programme with the big one against Saints at home then a trip to France to take on Catalans. The boys already know just how big the derby with Saints is, we drew with them last time and are desperate to go that one step further this time round.

Finally I’d just like to sign off by saying hi to my mate Tim's girlfriend Simone, she is coming over from New York to watch us play Saints on Maundy Thursday. Have a safe trip and I hope you enjoy the game!!

Take care

BAILS

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