Salford inflict first defeat on Tigers

Ben Murdoch-Masila was the Salford hero today, scoring two tries as the Red Devils fought back to end Castleford Tigers‘ unbeaten start to the season. For the first time this season the Tigers struggled to break down an opposition defence. But it was fullback Gareth O’Brien who sealed the 13-12 win with a late field-goal. It may not have been…

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Wigan and Giants battle for a draw

Huddersfield Giants forced Wigan Warriors to lose their first point of the season when they held them to a 16-16 draw this afternoon at the DW Stadium. The Giants were never behind on the scoreboard, but their talisman Danny Brough failed with a late field-goal attempt that would have given them victory. Their star performer was Lee Gaskell, however, who…

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Wayne Bennett keeping tabs on Greg Eden ahead of World Cup

England coach Wayne Bennett is casting a watchful eye over Castleford winger Greg Eden ahead of this year’s World Cup, Tigers coach Daryl Powell has confirmed – after the national boss reportedly changed his opinion of the former Huddersfield and Brisbane man. Brisbane signed Eden prior to Bennett returning to the Broncos for a second spell in head coach, and…

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Five talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

Who will partner Theo Fages in the halves for St Helens in France? It’s been another week to forget for St Helens. Defeat to Hull was their third in succession, with their only victory this season against Leeds on the opening night. Keiron Cunningham’s gamble on Jon Wilkin backfired – and it begs the question: who will play scrum-half against…

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Powell beams about Castleford’s defence

The world might be drooling at the quality of Castleford’s attack, but their head coach Daryl Powell couldn’t contain his delight at the defensive aspect of his side’s 34-0 victory over Widnes. Cas regained top spot in Super League with a six-try victory over the Vikings, with Greg Minikin and Greg Eden both scoring twice. However, Powell saved praise for…

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Chase still absent for Castleford

Rangi Chase has been left out of Castleford’s squad to face Widnes on Sunday. The halfback was available for selection after being the subject of an internal investigation last week, however, Daryl Powell confirmed that the 30-year-old would not be selected for the trip to the Vikings despite his availability. The England international was allegedly involved in an off-field incident…

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Hardaker showing Man of Steel form of 2015 already, says Gale

Castleford Tigers scrum-half Luke Gale has admitted that he believes Zak Hardaker is already producing the kind of form in a Cas shirt which saw him named Super League’s best player two seasons ago. Hardaker was named the Steve Prescott Man of Steel after helping Leeds win the treble in 2015, earning an England call-up in the process for the…

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Twitter reacts to Castleford’s annihilation of Leeds

It’s fair to say both Castleford and Leeds fans will remember Thursday evening’s match for a long, long time. The Tigers were absolutely mesmeric. They carved open Leeds time and time again as the onlooking Leeds faithful could barely believe what they were witnessing. Castleford’s demolition job of the Rhinos was a clear indicator that the power balance in West…

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