Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Castleford Tigers

Daryl Powell focusing solely on Castleford Tigers performance

Cas coach Daryl Powell. ©RLPhotos

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell insists he is only focusing on his own side’s performance this afternoon, as they gear up to face an out-of-sorts Wakefield Trinity Wildcats side. The two local rivals have had contrasting starts to the season; whilst the Tigers are challenging at the top of Super League, only Bradford’s points deduction is keeping the Wildcats ... Read More »

Oliver Holmes signs new contract at Castleford Tigers

Oliver Holmes crashes into Ben Pomeroy.  ©RLPhotos

Castleford Tigers forward Oliver Holmes has handed the club a major boost, as he has signed a new two-year contract with the West Yorkshire club. The 21-year-old is now contracted to the club until the end of the 2016 Super League season, having previously been out of contract at the end of this season. He has already played 73 times ... Read More »

Dorn: Play-offs are the minimum requirement


Castleford Tigers full-back Luke Dorn has declared that the Tigers are aiming to reach the play-offs after their blistering start, and he has credited the club’s rise to a gruelling pre-season camp. The Tigers lie third in the Super League table, with six wins from eight games after going down narrowly to leaders St Helens on Friday. Dorn, who rejoined ... Read More »

Luke Dorn ruled out for up to a month with injury


Castleford Tigers have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the busy Easter schedule, as full-back Luke Dorn could miss a month of action due to injury. Dorn – a columnist – sustained the injury during Cas’ heartbreaking late loss to St Helens on Friday, and Powell confirmed the injury on Wednesday. However, he did admit that his squad ... Read More »

Powell slams referee Thaler in wake of Saints loss


Castleford coach Daryl Powell has criticised the performance of referee Ben Thaler and blamed some of his decisions for the Tigers’ first home defeat of the season against St Helens last week. Powell accepted that his side’s performance was the biggest factor in the loss, but believes some costly mistakes were made, in particular not going to the video referee ... Read More »

Match Report: Castleford Tigers 28-30 St Helens


In a nutshell St Helens recovered from an 18-0 first-half deficit to retain their unbeaten record wit a late 28-30 victory. How it unfolded The Tigers shot into an early lead with tries from Jake Webster, Michael Shenton and Grant Millington, all of them goaled by Marc Sneyd. St Helens finally got into the game when Sia Soliola touched down ... Read More »

Friday Flashback: Castleford v St helens

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The Friday Flashback is a weekly feature that takes Friday night’s televised game in the Super League, and asks our followers on Twitter for their favourite clashes between the two sides over the years. This week, we take a look at clashes between the two sides who currently occupy the top two spots in Super League 2014 – Castleford and St Helens. ... Read More »

Justin Carney signs long-term deal at Castleford Tigers


Castleford Tigers have pulled off a huge coup by tying down star winger Justin Carney to a long-term deal at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. The 25-year-old, who has posted 31 tries in 28 games since joining the club from Sydney Roosters last season, has signed a five-year contract with the club, with his current deal set to expire at the end ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers set to make changes for St Helens clash


Daryl Powell’s notorious rotation policy has come into effect again at the Castleford Tigers, as he makes four changes to his 19-man squad for Friday’s televised clash against St Helens. There are four changes with Daryl Clark, Craig Huby and Grant Millington returning to the squad having been rested for the Tetley’s Challenge Cup win at Batley Bulldogs last Sunday. ... Read More »