Tigers repel Trinity challenge

Castleford Tigers gained a comfortable victory today at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle, defeating neighbours Wakefield Trinity 42-24 in front of 10,349 spectators. The Tigers effectively had the game won at half-time, when they led 36-12 after scoring six tries, all of them converted by skipper Luke Gale. But Wakefield had opened the scoring after just three minutes with a try from…

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QUIZ: Can you name every ground to have hosted Super League fixtures?

It’s time for another quiz – and this one is a teaser! 40 grounds have hosted regular Super League action since the competition’s inception in 1996 – and we want you to name as many as you can in just 10 minutes! To be clear, we’re leaving out venues which have held ‘on the road’ fixtures – with the exception…

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Castleford to use full squad depth for testing Easter period

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell has hinted that he will utilise his full squad over Easter – suggesting he could recall some of his loan players for the testing period. Players like Will Maher and Kevin Larroyer could be recalled from their loan spells at Batley and Bradford respectively, as Powell works out how best to deal with games against…

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Castleford inflict third straight defeat on Wigan

Castleford Tigers moved two points clear at the top of Super League with a 27-10 victory over Wigan. The Warriors, still without key personnel, endured a fourth game without a victory, leaving them fifth in the table and under threat of dropping down the league if Wakefield defeat Widnes. Daryl Powell’s side were 14-4 up at half-time following tries through…

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COMBINED XIII: Wigan v Castleford

Disclaimer! This side has only been made up of players who could play in tonight’s game. Injured players are excused.. Wigan’s clash against Castleford tonight is one of the most eagerly-anticipated tussles of 2017 thus far. It sees the surprise league leaders take on the reigning Super League champions – with many believing it could be the Tigers’ biggest test…

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Wigan our toughest test so far, insists Michael Shenton

Castleford captain Michael Shenton believes tonight’s trip to Super League champions Wigan will be the sternest test of their championship credentials thus far. The Tigers have won six of their first seven games and sit top of the league ahead of Leeds on points difference – as well as three ahead of the Warriors. And Shenton, whose form has been…

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Wane and Powell play down talk of Wigan-Castleford rivalry

Daryl Powell and Shaun Wane have played down any talk of a rivalry between their sides ahead of Castleford’s trip to Wigan on Thursday night. The clash has been eagerly anticipated for some weeks now, not least due to the strong starts to the season from both sides – prior to injury-hit Wigan’s dip in form. There have been flashpoints…

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Powell and Castleford frustrated despite convincing win over Huddersfield

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell watched his side solidify their position at the top of Super League, scoring 50 points in the process, before admitting they were frustrated with the performance. The Tigers racked up the points against Huddersfield on Friday night to remain ahead of second-placed Leeds on points difference, running out 52-16 winners. Yet Powell insisted there is…

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