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KO: 15:00     Betfred Super League Super 8s - Round: 6
VENUE: DW Stadium     OFFICIAL: B Thaler     MATCH STATUS: Result

Home Team

20
(0)

TRIES

Tom Davies, Sam Tomkins, Thomas Leuluai, Willie Isa

GOALS

George Williams 2

38
(20)

Away Team

TRIES

Greg Eden, Jacob Trueman 3, Greg Minikin 2, Michael Shenton

GOALS

Paul McShane 5

Official Match Report

Jake Trueman had a full debut to remember as he ran in a hat-trick of tries to make light of the absence of influential half-back Luke Gale to guide Castleford Tigers to a comfortable 38-20 victory at Wigan Warriors.

England international Gale needed emergency surgery to remove his appendix earlier this week which could rule him out for the rest of the season, including the World Cup in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, but Trueman ensured he could plug the gap with a wonderful display on his first start for the club.

The 18-year-old had a hand in the opening try of the match with a neat kick which found the hand of Greg Eden to touch down for his 41st try of the season before he ran in three tries in 17 minutes to put Tigers 20-0 ahead at half-time.

Greg Minikin crossed to extend their lead in the 46th minute before Wigan finally got on the scoreboard through winger Tom Davies with Sam Tomkins dotting down shortly afterwards to give the Warriors a glimmer of hope at 26-10.

Thomas Leuluai closed the gap to 10 points when he scooted over from close range but Castleford captain Michael Shenton touched down and a second try for Minkin secured victory for the hosts while Willie Isa scored a consolation for Wigan.

On Trueman, Tigers head coach Daryl Powell said: "I thought he was pretty nervous when I told him he would be starting but he's handled it pretty well.

"He looks comfortable and showed a lot of maturity for a young fella today.

"I was really pleased with what he is able to do and clearly you'd be confident putting him out in the field whatever the game because he handled that with assurance today."

Powell added on Gale: "It's still early days. He's not going to play against Hull obviously and he's a big doubt for the semi but we'll check as we go through the next couple of weeks." 

Head coach Shaun Wane, who was paraded before kick-off alongside fellow players from Wigan's victorious 1987 World Club Challenge side, said: "I'm embarrassed that my old team-mates saw that. It was way off the standards of a team I coach.

"It came down to poor attitude. We improved in the second half but too many individuals had off days in our biggest game at the back end of the season.

"It's really disappointing. We now need favours off other teams."

Other News

Min   Event Action Score
5 try Try scored for Castleford by Greg Eden 0-4
15 try Try scored for Castleford by Jacob Trueman 0-8
16 goal Goal scored for Castleford by Paul McShane 0-10
23 try Try scored for Castleford by Jacob Trueman 0-14
32 try Try scored for Castleford by Jacob Trueman 0-18
33 goal Goal scored for Castleford by Paul McShane 0-20
45 try Try scored for Castleford by Greg Minikin 0-24
46 goal Goal scored for Castleford by Paul McShane 0-26
53 try Try scored for Wigan by Tom Davies 4-26
55 try Try scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins 8-26
56 goal Goal scored for Wigan by George Williams 10-26
62 try Try scored for Wigan by Thomas Leuluai 14-26
63 goal Goal scored for Wigan by George Williams 16-26
69 try Try scored for Castleford by Michael Shenton 16-30
70 goal Goal scored for Castleford by Paul McShane 16-32
76 try Try scored for Wigan by Willie Isa 20-32
79 try Try scored for Castleford by Greg Minikin 20-36
80 goal Goal scored for Castleford by Paul McShane 20-38

Bench

Sam
Tomkins
Tom
Davies
Anthony
Gelling
Oliver
Gildart
Joe
Burgess
George
Williams
Thomas
Leuluai
Frank-Paul
Nuuausala
Michael
McIlorum
Tony
Clubb
John
Bateman
Liam
Farrell
Joel
Tomkins
Ryan
Sutton
Willie
Isa
Sam
Powell
Taulima
Tautai

Bench

Zak
Hardaker
Greg
Minikin
Jake
Webster
Michael
Shenton
Greg
Eden
Paul
McShane
Jacob
Trueman
Grant
Millington
Adam
Milner
Alex
Foster
Oliver
Holmes
Mike
McMeeken
Nathan
Massey
Jesse
Sene-Lefao
Matt
Cook
Gadwin
Springer
Tom
Holmes
Pos   Player Tries Goals D Goals
1 Sam Tomkins 1 - -
2 Tom Davies 1 - -
3 Anthony Gelling - - -
4 Oliver Gildart - - -
5 Joe Burgess - - -
6 George Williams - 2 -
7 Thomas Leuluai 1 - -
8 Frank-Paul Nuuausala - - -
9 Michael McIlorum - - -
10 Tony Clubb - - -
11 John Bateman - - -
12 Liam Farrell - - -
13 Joel Tomkins - - -
14 Ryan Sutton - - -
15 Willie Isa 1 - -
16 Sam Powell - - -
17 Taulima Tautai - - -
Pos   Player Tries Goals D Goals
1 Zak Hardaker - - -
2 Greg Minikin 2 - -
3 Jake Webster - - -
4 Michael Shenton 1 - -
5 Greg Eden 1 - -
6 Paul McShane - 5 -
7 Jacob Trueman 3 - -
8 Grant Millington - - -
9 Adam Milner - - -
10 Alex Foster - - -
11 Oliver Holmes - - -
12 Mike McMeeken - - -
13 Nathan Massey - - -
14 Jesse Sene-Lefao - - -
15 Matt Cook - - -
16 Gadwin Springer - - -
17 Tom Holmes - - -