Daryl Powell admits Castleford were motivated by Leeds’ pre-match comments

Castleford coach Daryl Powell admits comments made by Leeds coach Brian McDermott in the run-up to their win at Headingley on Friday did help motivate his side. The Tigers extended their lead at the Super League summit to seven points after the 23-12 win over the Rhinos. However, the pre-match build-up was dominated by comments made by McDermott – who…

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McDermott believes top spot is Castleford’s after win at Leeds

Leeds coach Brian McDermott believes Super League leaders Castleford have now sewn up the race for top spot following the win over the Rhinos on Friday night. Castleford produced another emphatic display of their title credentials with the 23-12 win at Headingley which opened up a seven-point gap at the top of the table. And McDermott, who had said in…

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Tigers move seven points clear at Super League summit

Castleford Tigers moved seven points clear at the top of Super League with a 23-12 win at Leeds Rhinos. An error from Ben Roberts gifted Leeds the opening score through Ash Handley but Greg Eden brought Castleford level, with Danny McGuire being sinbinned for dissent. Luke Gale kicked a penalty goal to give the Tigers a narrow half time lead…

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Leeds will be “rubbing their hands together” at Cas challenge, says Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell believes opponents Leeds will be “rubbing their hands together” at the challenge of facing the Super League leaders at Headingley this evening. The Tigers head across West Yorkshire looking to open up an eight-point gap over the Rhinos at the start of a crucial period for his side, which includes a game against Hull next weekend,…

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The media have put Castleford on a pedestal, says Brian McDermott

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has lit the touchpaper ahead of tonight’s huge West Yorkshire derby with Castleford by suggesting the media have overhyped their achievements so far this season. The Super League leaders sit six points clear of nearest challengers Salford and Leeds ahead of tonight’s huge clash at Headingley, with the Rhinos looking to reduce that gap to…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Leeds v Castleford (8pm, Sky Sports) Rob Burrow and Jamie Jones-Buchanan return to the fray for Leeds as they take on league leaders Castleford this weekend. The experienced duo missed last week’s victory against Featherstone due to injury, but both are included here. Ashton Golding also has a chance of returning. There is a blow for Castleford with captain Michael…

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McDermott talks up Leeds’ defensive resolve

Brian McDermott praised his side’s defensive display after they overcame Wakefield 18-16. Two Tom Briscoe tries helped secure the Rhinos a victory that moved them level on points with second-placed Salford on the Super League table. Leeds came up against a perseverant Wakefield side, who managed to keep the Rhinos at bay despite heavy spells on their try-line. However, McDermott…

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Leeds edge out Wakefield in intense derby

Tom Briscoe’s two tries moved Leeds joint second with Salford in Super League, after the Rhinos overcame a gutsy Wakefield side 18-16. The winger scored either side of half-time in a physical and exciting contest to help Brian McDermott’s side to a second victory over Trinity this year. Wakefield had gone 10-0 ahead following Mason Caton-Brown’s 70-metre breakaway try and…

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QUIZ: Can you name the highest try-scorers in a single Super League season?

We’ll be impressed with anyone who gets a full house here.. As we all know, Super League’s try-scoring record for a single season was broken last season – but we’ve put together the 14 highest single-season totals for Super League tries, and we want you to get as many as you can. You’ve got just five minutes..

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