Castleford take West Yorkshire spoils

Castleford take West Yorkshire spoils

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Castleford Tigers won a tense Yorkshire derby 18-10 over Leeds Rhinos at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Castleford took the lead on 12 minutes after Oliver Holmes managed to get over out wide after a good move. Danny Richardson scored the conversion for a six-point advantage.

Soon after, the Tigers doubled their lead, as Jake Trueman broke free and set Niall Evalds over under the posts. Richardson nailed the easy conversion.

Leeds got themselves back in it on the half hour, as they spread the ball well, and Luke Briscoe got over. Rhyse Martin missed the conversion, meaning it remained a two-score game.

The second half had started quite scrappy. with both sides giving up good field position with handling errors.

But with an hour gone, the first points of the half were finally scored, as Matt Prior managed to stretch over and get the try. Martin scored the conversion to bring Leeds back within two points.

Castleford then seemed to make the game safe when Jordan Turner cut back inside and got the try with nine minutes to go. Richardson added the conversion to make it a two-score game again.

Both sides will focus on the Challenge Cup next week. Leeds begin their defence at St Helens, while Castleford face Hull KR.

Leeds Rhinos: Jack Broadbent, Tom Briscoe, Corey Hall, Alex Sutcliffe, Luke Briscoe, Liam Sutcliffe, Luke Gale, Mikolaj Oldezki, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, Alex Mellor, Rhyse Martin, Zane Tetevano.

Subs: Brad Dwyer, Bodene Thompson, James Donaldson, Cameron Smith.

Head Coach: Richard Agar.

Castleford Tigers: Niall Evalds, Derrell Olpherts, Peter Mata’utia, Michael Shenton, Jordan Turner, Jake Trueman, Danny Richardson, Liam Watts, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Oliver Holmes, Cheyse Blair, Nathan Massey.

Subs: Adam Milner, Tyla Hepi, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Daniel Smith.

Head Coach: Daryl Powell.

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Steven Hughes

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