Trueman-Richardson battle on Thursday a hugely exciting subplot for English rugby

There’s plenty to get excited about on Thursday night. It’s the Super League leaders against one of their main rivals for the title this season. It’s last year’s great entertainers against the side who appear to have taken that title from them this year. It’s another opportunity to see the mercurial Ben Barba in action – but, for English rugby…

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Tigers hammer “soft” Rhinos

Castleford Tigers were far too strong for Leeds Rhinos today in the final game of the first day of the Magic Weekend, winning 38-6 and continuing their impressive record against the Rhinos in the regular season. The Tigers took the lead in the twelfth minute through stand-in winger Jy Hitchcox, with Jamie Ellis adding a touchline conversion. On 20 minutes…

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Castleford will do everything possible to keep Adam Milner, insists Daryl Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has insisted the Tigers will do everything in their power to keep Adam Milner at the club – but admits it may be difficult if he wishes to fulfil his NRL ambitions. League Express revealed recently that as many as four Australian clubs – including the likes of Wests and Canberra – are interested in signing…

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Castleford not in market to replace Lo, insists coach Daryl Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell believes the depth in his outside backs is enough to prevent them from entering the transfer market for a replacement for recently-departed winger Garry Lo. The Papua New Guinea international recently left the Tigers after his representatives sought his release to allow him to focus on a personal matter. The likes of Greg Eden and James…

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Castleford have ‘moved on’, says Sheridan as he hopes Hardaker can bounce back

Castleford assistant coach Ryan Sheridan has admitted he hopes Zak Hardaker can return to his very best form upon completion of his drugs ban – but admits it will not be with the Tigers. Sheridan says the club have ‘moved on’ from the situation surrounding Hardaker, whose contract was terminated earlier this year after he failed a drugs test last…

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Castleford hopeful three-month lay-off for Luke Gale could be shortened

Castleford Tigers are optimistic that the projected three-month layoff for England half-back Luke Gale could yet be a worst case scenario – and he could return sooner. The Tigers star went under the knife on Wednesday for surgery on a fractured patella suffered against Wakefield last Friday, when he collided with Trinity prop Pauli Pauli. Initial reports suggest a three-month…

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Orr expecting response from Castleford in crunch local derby with Wakefield

Castleford assistant coach Danny Orr admits he expects a barnstorming response to last week’s defeat at Wigan on Friday night. The Tigers have traditionally responded well from disappointing setbacks during Daryl Powell’s time in charge; a trend they will be hoping to continue on Friday when they host local rivals Wakefield Trinity. And having slumped to only their third defeat…

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