Castleford Tigers 38-10 Leeds Rhinos

Saturday 19th May 2018
KO: 19:30 - Round: 15

38-10 FT

HT: 22 0

Official: C Kendall

Venue: St James' Park

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Jy Hitchcox, Alex Foster, Junior Moors, Michael Shenton, Adam Milner, Oliver Holmes,

  • Goals
    Jamie Ellis 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    MIkolaj Oledzki, Brett Ferres,

  • Goals
    Kallum Watkins,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Castleford added a touch of sparkle on the opening day of the Magic Weekend with a 38-10 thumping of reigning champions Leeds in front of a crowd of 38,881 at St James' Park.

Rhinos captain Kallum Watkins was among their injury victims as Leeds suffered a fourth defeat in their last five matches to lose more ground on the top four in Betfred Super League.

 

 

The Tigers looked more the 2017 vintage as they overcame the continuing absence of Luke Gale to secure a second win over the Rhinos since their Grand Final defeat to them last October.

Leeds lacked punch up front in the absence of Brad Singleton, Anthony Mullally, Carl Ablett and Mitch Garbutt and were no match in defence for a Castleford side who are beginning to show some real belief after a difficult start to the season.

Leeds coach Brian McDermott accused his players of being "soft" after the defeat.

"I thought both teams looked a bit erratic to start with and I was hoping we were going to get hold of the game first,'' McDermott said.

"I thought we were soft in the first half. It's very rare I say that about my players. I thought we took some soft options and conceded some soft tries."

After a slow start to the season, Castleford boss Daryl Powell was pleased to see a more consistent performance.

"I'm pleased with the performance and the quality of the performance went on for longer than it has done in our season so far,'' he said.

"There's more consistency coming from players. We had more players playing well today than we've had in recent weeks. So there are a few things for us to get excited about."

  • 79: TRY! scored for Leeds by Brett Ferres
  • 66: TRY! scored for Castleford by Oliver Holmes
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 62: TRY! scored for Castleford by Adam Milner
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 56: TRY! scored for Leeds by MIkolaj Oledzki
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 41: TRY! scored for Castleford by Michael Shenton
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 39: TRY! scored for Castleford by Junior Moors
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 19: TRY! scored for Castleford by Alex Foster
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 13: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jy Hitchcox
  • Key Performers

    Liam Watts

    Offloads: 4

    Alex Foster

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Jack Walker

    Offloads: 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Tigers 6
    Rhinos 2

    Goals:

    Tigers 7
    Rhinos 1

    METRES:

    Tigers 1450
    Rhinos 1014

    CARRIES:

    Tigers 188
    Rhinos 152

    TACKLES:

    Tigers 250
    Rhinos 351

    OFFLOADS:

    Tigers 10
    Rhinos 15

    PENALTIES:

    Tigers 8
    Rhinos 7

    BREAKS:

    Tigers 5
    Rhinos 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Alex Foster 1 0 10 1 2 7 1 11 140 12.73 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 17 1 2 1 0 18 133 7.39 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Liam Watts 0 1 17 0 5 2 0 13 118 9.08 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
    Mike McMeeken 0 0 19 3 5 0 0 16 107 6.69 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Webster 0 0 12 2 1 2 0 13 104 8.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Milner 1 0 26 3 5 2 0 10 100 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 14 96 6.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Minikin 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 9 83 9.22 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Wardle 0 1 14 2 1 0 0 8 75 9.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul McShane 0 1 33 5 3 2 7 11 74 6.73 0 11 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Junior Moors 1 0 13 2 0 3 0 10 73 7.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grant Millington 0 0 16 1 4 2 0 9 73 8.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jy Hitchcox 1 0 7 1 1 4 1 10 72 7.20 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Trueman 0 3 20 4 1 0 5 12 64 5.33 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Oliver Holmes 1 0 17 3 4 2 0 5 54 10.80 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Michael Shenton 1 0 5 0 2 1 0 14 50 3.57 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Ellis 0 0 12 1 4 0 4 5 34 6.80 0 1 0 0 7 1 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Matt Parcell 0 0 33 7 0 6 0 10 117 11.70 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Ryan Hall 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 13 100 7.69 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ash Handley 0 0 4 0 2 4 0 13 99 7.62 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mikolaj Oledzki 1 0 31 6 1 4 0 8 81 10.13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Stevie Ward 0 0 31 6 2 2 0 12 77 6.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Walker 0 0 1 0 1 6 0 11 74 6.73 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 1 5 1 2 8 0 15 71 4.73 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Joel Moon 0 0 13 1 1 5 4 10 69 6.90 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 19 4 1 2 0 14 62 4.43 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 2
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 36 7 5 0 0 7 47 6.71 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Ferres 1 0 24 1 1 0 0 8 44 5.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 42 7 2 0 1 5 33 6.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathaniel Peteru 0 1 21 5 0 0 0 4 31 7.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Cameron Smith 0 0 32 6 3 1 0 5 29 5.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Delaney 0 0 40 8 5 0 0 5 28 5.60 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 10 1 1 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Richard Myler 0 0 7 0 2 1 1 7 25 3.57 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties