Lupton insists Celtic Crusaders can make playoffs

Peter Lupton insists the Celtic Crusaders can finish in the Top 8 this season and reach the play-offs. The Welsh side got back to winning ways last week with 14-6 victory over Catalans Dragons at a rain-soaked Racecourse Ground.

And now Brian Noble's side focus their attention on Friday's visit to Yorkshire when they take on Castleford Tigers (kick-off 8pm),

Crusaders have won three of their opening seven games, the same amount of victories that the team managed through the whole of last season.

And Lupton, 28, feels Crusaders have a good chance of making the end-of-season play-offs provided they keep working hard.