TotalRL’s Super League Team of the Week: Super 8s Round 5

Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford) He may have gone off injured during Castleford’s win over former club Leeds, but Zak Hardaker continues to display the credentials which could yet make him a two-time Man of Steel winner before the season is over. Wing: Manu Vatuvei (Salford) A debut in our team of the week for The Beast – but it’s a…

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What are Castleford’s options with Luke Gale sidelined? TotalRL takes a look

It was the news all Castleford Tigers fans were fearing. Luke Gale’s season could be over. The Tigers have not completely ruled him out of returning for either their play-off semi-final or a potential Grand Final appearance just yet, but following appendix surgery on Tuesday, Gale’s season now looks to be in real doubt. So what are the Tigers’ options…

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Luke Gale’s season in doubt after undergoing appendix surgery

Castleford Tigers scrum-half Luke Gale could be facing the prospect of his season being over after undergoing an appendix operation on Tuesday. The Tigers confirmed that their star half-back, who last week won the Albert Goldthorpe Medal for the third successive year, was operated on after beginning to experience pain on Monday evening. The timeframe for Gale’s recovery is unclear,…

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Castleford ease to victory over Leeds

Ben Roberts scored two tries as Castleford Tigers sealed a 38-24 derby win over Leeds Rhinos. Kallum Watkins gave Leeds an early lead however Greg Eden levelled matters almost instantly. A brace from Roberts alongside tries for Jake Webster and Alex Foster saw the Tigers race away into an unassailable lead before the break. Jamie Jones-Buchanan crossed for the first…

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VIDEO: Paul McShane looking forward to Leeds reunion tonight

Castleford Tigers hooker Paul McShane admits he’s looking forward to tussling with some old friends tonight when the Super League leaders host his former club Leeds – saying he holds no grudges with the Rhinos over being released at the beginning of the career. McShane has established himself as one of Super League’s best hookers since his release from Leeds…

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Alex Foster reveals how he almost gave up on rugby league before Castleford move

Castleford forward Alex Foster has revealed how he almost gave up on Rugby League to return to University before becoming part of history with the Super League leaders this year. Caught up in the fallout of Bradford’s liquidation just weeks after signing with the Bulls, Foster, like many others, found himself facing the very real prospect of stepping into a…

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TotalRL’s Super League Team of the Week: Round 4, Super 8s

Fullback: Sam Tomkins (Wigan) Is the England international back to his best at just the right time? He was phenomenal during Wigan’s win over St Helens on Friday night – and with all the talk surrounding his opposite number, Tomkins showed why he’s still one of the best in the business. Wing: Tom Briscoe (Leeds) It’s been a tough year…

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Powell warns players there should be no shortage of motivation with semi places up for grabs

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has warned his players they should need no motivation for their run-in to their Super League semi-final later this month – with places in the team still up for grabs. The Tigers face second-placed Leeds at home on Friday night knowing they will already finish top of the table by a comfortable margin and some wondering…

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