Castleford Tigers 36-16 Warrington Wolves

Greg Eden England

Report

Greg Eden scored five tries as Castleford extended their lead at the top of the Super League table with a 36-16 win against Warrington.

The win was secured in the opening 20 minutes as the Tigers raced into a 20-0 lead with the brilliant rugby we have come accustomed to them producing in 2017.

It took just two minutes for Eden to open the scoring as he latched onto Luke Gale’s high kick which bounced off Kevin Penny and straight into the winger’s hands.

The lead was extended on the 10-minute mark as Gale, Zak Hardaker and Michael Shenton combined to send Eden over for his second.

Warrington had a hill to climb and that became a mountain when Mike McMeeken got the hosts third try a minute later as he profited from more good work from Gale and Nathan Massey.

Now 20-0 down, the Wolves briefly stemmed the tide when Declan Patton found Tom Lineham with a long pass to score but normal service was resumed just shy of the half hour, Eden completing his hat-trick after a break from Ben Roberts and an excellent pass from Jese Sene-Lefao.

Three became four for Eden the other side of half-time after another break from Roberts, with the prolific winger crossing for his fifth in the 52nd minute to take the lead out to 36-6.

Tony Smith’s side hit back when Joe Westerman dummied his way over and they finished strongly as Jack Hughes showed great strength in the corner.

The damage had already been done though as Daryl Powell’s side, as they have done so often this season, blew their opposition away with a scintillating 20-minute period at the start of the game.

For Warrington it was another disappointing defeat as they stare down the barrel at a place in the Qualifiers.

Castleford Tigers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Zak HardakerFull Back000000
2Greg MinikinWing100000
4Michael ShentonCentre000000
5Greg EdenWing500000
7Luke GaleScrum Half040000
8Andy Lynch 34Prop000000
9Paul McShane 28Hooker000000
10Grant Millington 17Prop000000
12Mike McMeekenSecond Row100000
14Nathan Massey 13Loose Forward000000
15Jesse Sene-LefaoSecond Row000000
16Ben RobertsStand Off000001
21Joel MonaghanWing000000
13Adam Milner 14Interchange000000
17Junior Moors 10Interchange000000
28Tom Holmes 9Interchange000000
34Alex Foster 8Interchange000000
 Total 740001

Warrington Wolves

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Will DaggerFull Back000000
1Stefan RatchfordFull Back000000
2Tom LinehamWing100000
8Chris Hill 18Prop000000
9Daryl Clark 15Hooker000000
10Ashton Sims 23Prop000000
12Jack Hughes 16Second Row100000
13Joe WestermanLoose Forward100000
14Mike CooperProp000000
19Kevin PennyWing000000
21Matty BlytheCentre000000
22Declan PattonScrum Half020000
24Benjamin JullienSecond Row000000
15Brad Dwyer 9Interchange000000
16George King 12Interchange000000
18Andre Savelio 8Interchange000000
23Joe Philbin 10Interchange000000
 Total 320000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
June 11, 2017 3:30 pm Super League 2017 Sunday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Castleford Tigers261036
Warrington Wolves61016