Castleford Tigers 42-24 Wakefield Trinity

Castleford Tigers 42-24 Wakefield Trinity


A dominant first half display from Super League leaders Castleford saw them brush off local rivals Wakefield at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Six tries in the first 40 minutes cemented the Tigers place at the top of the Super League table, however they did allow their opponents back into the game in the second period.

Daryl Powell’s side never looked in danger despite allowing Wakefield to register the first points of the game through David Fifita.

From then on it was all about the home side with Jake Webster and Grant Millington crossing twice, combined with scores from Ben Roberts and Oliver Holmes.

Bill Tupou also crossed in the first half but they went into the sheds trailing 36-12 as they were unable to cope with the speed and power of Castleford across the park.

It was a much improved second 40 from Trinity who won the second half 12-6 thanks to another try from Fifita and a spectacular finish from Ben Jones-Bishop.

Greg Eden’s 12th try of the season was the only four-pointer of the second half for the hosts who noticeably took their foot off the gas with a considerable drop in their intensity.

Whether this was intended or not from Powell’s men with another game on Monday, they never looked in danger of letting the game slip and again showed glimpses of class.

The Tigers have still only lost one match this season and travel to Langtree Park in a couple of days, meanwhile their West Yorkshire rivals Wakefield host Wigan.

Castleford Tigers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Zak HardakerFull Back000000
2Greg MinikinCentre000000
3Jake WebsterCentre200000
5Greg EdenWing100000
7Luke GaleScrum Half070000
8Andy Lynch 17Prop000000
9Paul McShane 6Hooker000000
11Oliver Holmes 10Second Row100000
12Mike McMeekenSecond Row000000
13Adam MilnerLoose Forward000000
16Ben RobertsStand Off100001
19Gadwin Springer 15Prop000000
21Joel MonaghanWing000000
6Rangi Chase 9Interchange000000
10Grant Millington 11Interchange200000
15Jesse Sene-Lefao 19Interchange000000
17Junior Moors 8Interchange000000
 Total 770001

Wakefield Trinity

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott GrixFull Back000000
2Tom JohnstoneWing000000
3Bill Tupou 32Centre100000
5Ben Jones-BishopWing100000
6Jacob MillerStand Off000000
9Kyle Wood 7Hooker000000
10Mitch Allgood 17Prop000000
11Matty AshurstSecond Row000000
12Danny KirmondSecond Row000000
14Sam WilliamsStand Off030000
16Tinirau AronaLoose Forward000000
18Joe ArundelCentre000000
20David Fifita 8Prop200000
7Liam Finn 9Interchange010000
8Anthony England 20Interchange000000
17Craig Huby 10Interchange000000
32Dean Hadley 3Interchange000000
 Total 440000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 14, 2017 2:30 pm Super League 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Castleford Tigers36642
Wakefield Trinity121224