Orr expecting response from Castleford in crunch local derby with Wakefield

Castleford assistant coach Danny Orr admits he expects a barnstorming response to last week’s defeat at Wigan on Friday night. The Tigers have traditionally responded well from disappointing setbacks during Daryl Powell’s time in charge; a trend they will be hoping to continue on Friday when they host local rivals Wakefield Trinity. And having slumped to only their third defeat…

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Trueman could be Castleford’s answer at fullback, admits Daryl Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has hinted that Jake Trueman’s long-term future could be at fullback. The 19-year-old excelled over the Easter period at fullback, with regular number one Ben Roberts moving to half-back. And Powell revealed that given how impressed he’s been by Trueman’s exploits in a largely unfamiliar role, he cannot role out a long-term run in the position.…

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Renewing Castleford deal was a ‘no-brainer’, says Greg Eden

Castleford Tigers winger Greg Eden insists the decision to commit his long-term future to the club was a ‘no-brainer’. Super League’s top try-scorer of 2017 has signed a new three-year deal with the Tigers, and will now remain at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle for the foreseeable future. And he told TotalRL that he is eager to create more memories and more…

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Warrington secure fourth straight win in Castleford mudfest

Warrington registered their fourth consecutive victory after beating Castleford Tigers in utterly appalling conditions. With the game somehow passing a pitch inspection pre-match, the Wolves made it four wins on the bounce as tries from Toby King and the outstanding Daryl Clark saw them beat the Tigers.   Two goals from the boot of Stefan Ratchford saw the Wolves go…

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Exclusive League Express Q&A with Castleford head of rugby Jon Wells

EARLIER this month, Castleford announced that their former winger and current Sky Sports broadcaster Jon Wells was to join the club as their new head of rugby. A fortnight into his new role, League Express’ AARON BOWER meets Wells for an exclusive interview. Aaron Bower (AB): I suspect it’s been a whirlwind few days since you joined Castleford – how…

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Castleford and Wigan to play rearranged fixture on Denver weekend in June

Last weekend’s postponed Super League clash between Wigan Warriors and Castleford Tigers has been rearranged for the same weekend England travel to face New Zealand in Denver this June. The Tigers will host the Warriors on Friday 22 June at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, after both clubs agreed they would play the game in the designated international window. It is the…

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Occasions like Friday are why you play rugby, says Brian McDermott

Leeds coach Brian McDermott believes occasions such as tonight’s Grand Final rematch with Castleford in front of a bumper Elland Road crowd are why players want to play rugby league. McDermott is hopeful the two West Yorkshire heavyweights can put on a show befitting of what could yet be an all-time Super League record crowd at Headingley, as the two…

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Roberts admits he is slowly adjusting to ‘challenging’ start as Castleford fullback

Ben Roberts has offered a frank admission that life as Castleford Tigers’ first-choice fullback has been a major challenge: but he insists it is one he is slowly warming to. Ahead of tonight’s Grand Final rematch against Leeds at Elland Road, Roberts – who has transitioned from half-back to fullback following the departure of Zak Hardaker, has lifted the lid…

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