Castleford are the best sporting team in Britain, says SL boss Roger Draper

Super League frontrunners and league leaders in waiting Castleford Tigers are the best sporting team in Britain this year – that’s the view of the competition’s boss, Roger Draper. The Tigers are within three wins of a first-ever League Leaders’ Shield following a regular-season which saw them win 20 of their 23 games. Their only defeats were away losses at…

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League Leaders’ Shield would be huge achievement for Castleford, says Daryl Powell

It has been talked down in some quarters and even been debated about in the mainstream media: but Castleford coach Daryl Powell is in no doubt about the value of winning the club’s first-ever League Leaders’ Shield, saying it would be one of his biggest achievements in the sport. The Tigers have never finished top of the first division in…

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Super League club-by-club regular season review plus grading

Castleford Tigers (1st) Highlight: Take your pick so far; although Tigers fans will not forget the 66-10 mauling of local rivals Leeds back in March in a hurry, surely. Lowlight: There haven’t been many, but the disappointing defeat to Salford in the driving rain earlier in the season is perhaps the most frustrating. Star player: There are plenty of contenders…

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Luke Gale now odds-on favourite to win the 2017 Steve Prescott Man of Steel award

Castleford and England scrum-half Luke Gale has been installed as the overwhelming favourite to become the 2017 Man of Steel. Gale is ahead of two of his Tigers team-mates in the outright betting to win the award with leading bookmaker Betway, with Gale priced at 4/7. Just behind him are the competition’s leading try-scorer, Greg Eden, at 11/4, with fullback…

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Tigers move 10 points clear after hard-fought Catalans victory

Jy Hitchcox recorded a brace as Castleford Tigers moved 10 points clear at the top of Super League with a 32-24 victory at Catalans Dragons. Castleford raced into the lead as Hitchcox opening the scoring before Zak Hardaker raced 90 metres to touch down another spectacular long-range effort. The Dragons response was swift however as Lucas Albert dived under the…

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Castleford to discover extent of Eden injury this weekend

Castleford will find out on Saturday whether winger Greg Eden’s season is over: after Tigers assistant Danny Orr admitted there is still a chance he could play again this year. Eden suffered a serious shoulder injury during last Friday’s win against Salford, in the act of scoring his 34th league try of the season. He will not play against Catalans…

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Tigers win again but suffer Eden injury blow

Castleford Tigers winger Greg Eden may have played his last game of the season tonight, after suffering what looks like a serious shoulder injury after scoring his second try of the evening on 23 minutes on the way to a 38-14 victory against Salford Red Devils. Eden left the field and departed for hospital, while looking in obvious pain at…

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