Grading every Super League club’s first half of the regular season

Castleford Tigers (1st): A It’s been a season to remember for Castleford so far – and although they go into this weekend’s game with Wigan on the back of two consecutive defeats, they remain top of Super League. The Tigers have not just been winning games, but they’ve been dazzling rugby league fans with their stylish brand of play. Is…

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Wolves get out of jail against Wakefield

Warrington Wolves gained a last-gasp 22-20 victory against Wakefield Trinity at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon, coming from behind virtually from the start of the game to snatch victory with 90 seconds remaining with a try from winger Tom Lineham. It completed an Easter period of six points from three games for the Wolves, while it was Trinity’s…

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Five talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

Can Chris Houston’s availability give Widnes a much-needed boost? It’s probably fair to say Widnes weren’t expecting to have co-captain Chris Houston available on Friday night. He wasn’t even named in their squad after being charged with a Grade D Contact with Match Official offence but, after pleading not guilty, Houston escaped a ban. So can the former NRL man…

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Smith wary of “very good Wakefield” on Saturday

Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has admitted he’s a fan of Saturday’s opponents Wakefield: admitting he thinks Chris Chester’s side are a “very good team”. The Wolves are currently on a four-game unbeaten run in Super League, and can move closer to the top eight this weekend if they beat Trinity on Saturday afternoon. And Smith has insisted he likes…

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Wakefield keen to tie down half-back trio Finn, Miller and Williams

Chris Chester has revealed that Wakefield Trinity are in talks with their three half-backs to extend their stays at Belle Vue beyond this season. Liam Finn, Jacob Miller and Sam Williams are all out of contract at the end of the coming season; Finn and Miller were both at Wakefield last year, while Williams joined Trinity on a one-year deal from Canberra…

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Wigan make it an Easter double

Wigan Warriors held off a determined challenge from Wakefield Trinity to gain a hard-earned 10-16 victory at the Beaumont Legal Stadium today. Wakefield were without concussion victim Joe Arundel and fellow injury victim Bill Tupou from the side that lost at Castleford on Good Friday, with Mason Caton-Brown and Ashley Gibson stepping up to fill the breach in the centres,…

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Tigers repel Trinity challenge

Castleford Tigers gained a comfortable victory today at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle, defeating neighbours Wakefield Trinity 42-24 in front of 10,349 spectators. The Tigers effectively had the game won at half-time, when they led 36-12 after scoring six tries, all of them converted by skipper Luke Gale. But Wakefield had opened the scoring after just three minutes with a try from…

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Kirmond hoping Wakefield and Cas can put their derby in the spotlight

Danny Kirmond believes Castleford-Wakefield derbies are “often overlooked” in the world of rugby league – but he says can’t remember such an eagerly-anticipated one as today’s showdown at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. The Tigers and Trinity are both flying high in Super League, with Cas top of the table and Wakefield fifth after three wins in succession. The attention is often…

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