Monday, December 22, 2014
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Castleford Tigers

Powell thrilled with Tigers’ Cup performance


Castleford coach Daryl Powell said he was delighted after his side comfortably disposed of Sheffield Eagles to cruise through to the Challenge Cup quarter finals yesterday. The Tigers, who have lost just two times this season, scored 12 tries in a 60-16 thumping and are now fourth favourites to lift the prestigious trophy. “I thought Sheffield were great to be ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 60-16 Sheffield Eagles


In a nutshell Castleford overpowered their Championship opposition and cruised into the next round of the Challenge Cup. The story of the game 3’ – Scott Turner try; Dominic Brambani missed goal: 0-4 7’ – Justin Carney try; Kirk Dixon missed goal (0/1): 4-4 11’ – Justin Carney try (second); Kirk Dixon missed goal (0/2): 8-4 17’ – Grant Millington ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 40-6 Warrington Wolves


In a nutshell A hat-trick of tries from Castleford captain Michael Shenton was a key factor as the Tigers put the Wolves to the sword in a convincing victory that puts them back into second place in the Super League table. How it unfolded The Tigers opened the score with an early try by James Clare, converted by Marc Sneyd, ... Read More »

Match report: Wakefield T Wildcats 20-43 Castleford Tigers


In a nutshell Castleford Tigers got in front early but were forced to weather a storm to hold off the Wildcats and earn a valuable two points. How it unfolded 3’ – The Tigers’ star winger Justin Carney opens the scoring after finishing off a move started by Andy Lynch, who offloaded to Marc Sneyd, who then passed on to ... Read More »

Match preview: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Castleford Tigers


Wakefield coach Richard Agar calls the fit again Dean Collis (quad), Reece Lyne (toe) and Daniel Smith (head) into his squad for the West Yorkshire derby. They replace Luke Briscoe, Lucas Walshaw and the injured Ali Lauiti’iti. Castleford head coach Daryl Powell makes two changes as the Tigers attempt to maintain their impressive start to the season. Backs Richard Owen ... Read More »

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 »