TotalRL Team of the Week: Super League Super 8s Round Two

Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford) Hardaker continues to set the benchmark as the competition’s best fullback in both attack and defence: and he was outstanding last Friday as Castleford beat Salford to move in on the League Leaders’ Shield. Wing: Tom Davies (Wigan) The young Wigan winger scored a remarkable try during the Warriors’ win against Huddersfield: he now appears in…

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Roby confident St Helens can go all the way to Old Trafford once again

St Helens hooker James Roby insists that while they are not looking beyond Friday’s clash with Hull FC, he is fully confident that the Saints can return to Old Trafford this October. Following a run of eight wins from 11 games since Justin Holbrook took charge, the Saints host third-placed Hull tonight knowing that victory would take them back into…

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Roby ‘as good a nine as I’ve seen’, says Justin Holbrook after Castleford win

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said hooker James Roby is as good as anyone he’s seen in the position after Roby helped guide the Saints to third in Super League with victory at Castleford. The Saints became the first team to win at Castleford this year following a defensively-inspired 26-12 win over the Super League leaders, which ensured an eighth…

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St Helens assert their intentions with impressive win over Castleford

St Helens became the first side to defeat Castleford at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle with a superb defensive display earning them a 26-12 victory. The Saints, who are now in the top four following an eighth win in 11 games under new coach Justin Holbrook, dispatched of the runaway leaders with a clinical performance both with and without the ball. But…

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Can the Tigers keep up their momentum?

League Express editor MARTYN SADLER wonders whether the Tigers will be able to maintain their momentum into the final part of the Betfred Super League season.   Castleford Tigers have rightly been the subject of much praise for their performances so far this season. In our preview edition of League Express, published in early February, we predicted that they would…

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Super League club-by-club regular season review plus grading

Castleford Tigers (1st) Highlight: Take your pick so far; although Tigers fans will not forget the 66-10 mauling of local rivals Leeds back in March in a hurry, surely. Lowlight: There haven’t been many, but the disappointing defeat to Salford in the driving rain earlier in the season is perhaps the most frustrating. Star player: There are plenty of contenders…

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