Paul McShane best hooker in Super League after England call, says Daryl Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell believes Paul McShane is the best hooker in Super League at present following his first call-up into the England squad this week. The former Leeds and Wakefield man has been in superb form for the Super League leaders this year, whether that be in his regular position of hooker or filling in at half-back due to…

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ANALYSIS: Greg Eden’s try-scoring exploits of 2017 compared to Denny Solomona

It’s official: whichever way you look at it, Greg Eden is on track to break the Super League try-scoring record set by his predecessor on Castleford’s left-wing 12 months ago. Eden has been a revelation on Castleford’s left-hand side since returning from the NRL. Originally pencilled in to replace Luke Dorn at fullback, the arrival of Zak Hardaker nudged Eden…

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TotalRL’s Team of the Round: Bank Holiday Monday edition

Fullback: Gareth O’Brien (Salford) Salford’s Million Pound Man remains in superb form this year; and he was crucial in helping the Red Devils keep in touch with league leaders Castleford after their thumping win over Warrington on Monday afternoon. An outside bet for Man of Steel, perhaps? Wing: Ryan Ince (Widnes) It has been quite the start to life in…

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Another hat-trick for Eden against Centurions

Greg Eden made it four hat-tricks in a row as Castleford Tigers eased past Leigh Centurions 38-0. Jesse Sene-Lefao touched down two tries to put Castleford in control with just over 20 minutes played. Eden then scored three tries in five minutes to continue his fine personal run and see the Tigers into a 28-0 half time lead. The on-fire…

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Talking points ahead of Friday’s Super League action

Do Widnes stand any chance against the league leaders? On paper, it looks a daunting task for Widnes at Castleford this evening. There’s no Joe Mellor, no Tom Gilmore, Rangi Chase is ineligible.. long story short, they are doing it tough with injuries as things stand. Therefore, the prospect of going to face the league leaders at a ground where…

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Holmes reveals lofty ambitions as he lives the dream at Castleford

In life, they say one man’s misfortune is another man’s gain: and Tom Holmes can certainly testify to that. The 21-year-old would have been forgiven for thinking opportunities may be hard to come by at Castleford this year as the Tigers began to sweep aside all before them in the early weeks of the season. But when Rangi Chase’s time…

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Powell heaps praise on Shenton and backs him for England recall

Castleford coach Daryl Powell believes his captain Michael Shenton is nearing his very best form once again – and has backed him to force his way into the England side for this year’s World Cup. Shenton suffered an indifferent start to last week’s game against Leeds, before laying a number of high-class assists on for winger Greg Eden as the…

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SQUAD NEWS: All the team news for Friday’s Super League action

Castleford v Widnes Daryl Powell makes three changes to his squad for Friday’s game against Widnes. Alex Foster, Junior Moors and Jake Webster are all rested, with Joel Monaghan, Ben Roberts and Kevin Larroyer all coming into the fray. Chris Bridge is a notable returnee for Widnes, but there is still no Joe Mellor or Tom Gilmore. Castleford squad: Hardaker,…

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Eden stars as Castleford beat Leeds

Greg Eden scored a hat-trick as Castleford Tigers moved¬†two points clear at the top of Super League with a 29-18 win over Leeds Rhinos. Luke Gale went over for the opening try of the Magic Weekend finale after just four minutes but Kallum Watkins reduced the deficit soon after. Both sides managed to contain each other until the end of…

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