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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Five things we learned from Friday’s Super League action

Playing on the wing for Castleford is a great job! Justin Carney, Denny Solomona, Greg Eden, Greg Minikin and Joel Monaghan. They don’t have a lot in common admittedly – that is quite the mix of characters – but they do share one thing. They’ve all benefitted from Castleford’s free-flowing style of rugby under Daryl Powell. There are more, of…

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Gale and Monaghan hat-tricks power Tigers to victory

Second half hat-tricks from Luke Gale and Joel Monaghan powered Castleford Tigers to a thumping 52-16 victory over Huddersfield Giants at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle tonight. The Giants, playing without the suspended halfback Danny Brough, scored the first try of the game through skipper Ryan Hinchcliffe early on. The Tigers replied with three first-half tries from Ben Roberts, Jake Webster and…

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Moors finally feeling settled after admitting to tough start in England

Junior Moors has admitted he finally feels settled with life in England after revealing he found the going tough during his first season in the country. Moors has earned a reputation as one of Super League’s best forwards in the early weeks of 2017 as Castleford establish themselves firmly in the title race following a strong start to the season. However,…

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Former Castleford winger Denny Solomona opts to play rugby union for England

Former Castleford Tigers winger Denny Solomona has decided to play international rugby union for England, should he be selected by the RFU. Solomona, who is still the subject of a legal dispute between the Tigers and current employers Sale over his ‘retirement’ from rugby league last year, has made a flying start to life in the 15-man code. He has…

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Daryl Powell to stick with Joel Monaghan for Friday’s clash with Huddersfield

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell has admitted that winger Greg Minikin is unlikely to be fit for Friday’s clash against Huddersfield. Minikin suffered a shoulder injury in the act of scoring during the Tigers’ defeat to Salford earlier this month – with former Australia international Joel Monaghan replacing him for the win against Catalans on Sunday. And Powell said that…

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Widnes make Chase enquiry

Widnes Vikings have made a failed attempt to sign Rangi Chase. League Express exclusively revealed the Vikings made an audacious play to bring the maverick halfback to the Select Security Stadium as their recruitment efforts continue to show no reward. Chase made his return to action on Sunday in Castleford’s victory over Catalans, having missed the previous two games following…

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Powell saves praise for Moors as Cas return to winning ways

Daryl Powell praised his side after they overcame last week’s defeat at Salford by defeating Catalans. Despite falling to an early deficit, Cas defeated the Dragons 43-26 to return to the top of Super League after six rounds. Having returned to the summit, Powell was pleased with his side. “I think there were some outstanding things in our game. Obviously, to…

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FEATURE: Talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

Is Warrington’s form reaching critical levels yet? Five games, five defeats. It’s been far from an ideal start for Tony Smith and Warrington – made all the more perplexing by the fact that they hammered Brisbane in the World Club Series. On Friday they travel to St Helens – a team who have been in the spotlight themselves, although they eased the…

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Castleford hopeful Minikin injury is not as bad as first feared

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell has admitted winger Greg Minikin’s injury is not as bad as the club first feared – but he will miss Sunday’s game against Catalans Dragons. Minikin suffered a shoulder injury in the act of scoring a remarkable try during the Tigers’ 13-12 defeat to Salford at the weekend, which forced him from the field for…

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