Castleford confirm capture of Wardle

Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of Newcastle Knights star Joe Wardle on a three-year deal. As exclusively revealed by League Express on June 19th, the Scotland international has agreed to join the League Leaders’ Shield winners ahead of the 2018 season. Wardle opted to link up with Daryl Powell’s side despite interest from both Warrington and St Helens. The…

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Super League play-off semi-final dates confirmed

New Super League leaders Castleford will play their home play-off semi-final on Thursday 28th September, the Rugby Football League have confirmed. The Super League semi-final between League Leaders’ Castleford Tigers and the team that finishes fourth in the table will be played on Thursday September 28 at 8.00pm. Meanwhile, the second semi-final between second and third placed teams will be…

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Shenton promises Castleford will refocus and aim for Grand Final glory after LLS triumph

Castleford are the league winners for the first time in their history: but captain Michael Shenton insists that is not enough for the Tigers this year. Shenton has promised that after a celebration for their maiden League Leaders’ Shield success, the Tigers will refocus and go in search of a maiden Grand Final trophy too. Speaking after the 45-20 win…

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Castleford success great for rugby league, not just the Tigers, says Daryl Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell says that his side’s first-ever League Leaders’ Shield triumph is a success story for rugby league: not just his own club. The Tigers will finish top of rugby league’s first division for the first time in their history after beating Wakefield 45-20 to confirm top spot in Super League ahead of the play-offs. And Powell said…

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Local lad Milner needs no convincing on importance of finishing top with Castleford

Castleford forward Adam Milner has insisted it would be “absolutely massive” for Castleford to finish top for the first time in their history as they close in on the feat tonight. The Tigers know anything other than defeat guarantees a first-ever League Leaders’ Shield – and as a local lad and experienced some tough times with Castleford, Milner admits he…

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Let’s go and spoil the party at Castleford, says Wakefield’s Chris Chester

It is all eyes on Castleford tonight as they look to win the League Leaders’ Shield: which is why Chris Chester is telling his Wakefield players to go and spoil the party. The Tigers know that if they avoid defeat to their local rivals on Thursday night, they will finish top of rugby league’s first division for the first time…

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League Leaders’ Shield would be my greatest achievement, says Daryl Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell believes that helping the club win the League Leaders’ Shield for the first time would represent his greatest achievement in rugby league – and says that the Tigers’ first trophy of the Super League era should be just the start of something special for the club. Anything other than defeat for the Tigers tonight against local…

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COLUMN: Thursday should be a celebration of how far Cas, Wakefield and Super League has come

In many ways, it is fitting that Castleford can secure a first-ever League Leaders’ Shield against Wakefield this weekend. Come 8pm on Thursday night, it will be all eyes on the Tigers as they look to finish top of rugby league’s first division for the first-ever time in their 91-year history. Make no mistake about it, this is a big…

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TotalRL Team of the Week: Super League Super 8s Round Two

Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford) Hardaker continues to set the benchmark as the competition’s best fullback in both attack and defence: and he was outstanding last Friday as Castleford beat Salford to move in on the League Leaders’ Shield. Wing: Tom Davies (Wigan) The young Wigan winger scored a remarkable try during the Warriors’ win against Huddersfield: he now appears in…

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League Leaders’ Shield the biggest prize, says Castleford coach Daryl Powell

As they close in on finishing top for the first time in their 91-year history, Castleford coach Daryl Powell believes that the League Leaders’ Shield is the biggest prize possible in the sport. Castleford can win the trophy for the first time ever on Thursday night should they avoid defeat to local rivals Wakefield at the Mend-A-Hose-Jungle. Many still see…

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