Miss still haunts Chase
Castleford half-back will never forget drop-goal chance against Leeds
Last Updated: August 17, 2011 3:07pm
Chase: Will never forget missed drop-goal
Castleford stand-off Rangi Chase says that his missed drop-goal in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds will haunt him for the rest of his life.
The Tigers were tied at 8-8 in the final minute of normal time during the clash at the Keepmoat Stadium, when Chase lined himself up for a one-pointer that would have booked his side a trip to Wembley.
But despite being in good position in front of the posts, Chase hooked his effort well wide of the uprights and the contest headed into extra-time.
And it was Leeds who prevailed in the golden point period, as Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield knocked over a penalty from out wide to end the contest.
"I woke up this morning thinking that we won, but it was just a dream."
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Chase still finds it hard to accept the fact that he did not convert the drop-goal and does not think he will ever forget the miss.
"I woke up this morning thinking that we won, but it was just a dream," the 25-year-old told Sky Sports News HD.
"I had a chance to win us the game but, in the heat of the moment, I missed the drop-goal. It's something that I'll live with for the rest of my life and beat myself up over, but that's footie."
Chase is set to return to the Castleford line-up against local rivals Wakefield on Saturday after missing last Friday's Super League clash with Leeds as he was still in Australia following a court case.