Castleford Tigers 42-10 Leeds Rhinos

Sunday 8th July 2018
KO: 15:30 - Round: 20

42-10 FT

HT: 16 10

Official: L Moore

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Greg Eden, Quentin Laulu-Togagae, Matt Cook, Jacob Trueman 2, Jesse Sene-Lefao 2,

  • Goals
    Jamie Ellis 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Tom Briscoe 2,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Teenage half-back Jake Trueman was the hero for Castleford Tigers as they condemned Leeds Rhinos to a 42-10 derby defeat in their first match under their new coaching team of Kevin Sinfield and James Lowes.

The Rhinos led 10-4 after 17 minutes thanks to two tries from winger Tom Briscoe but trailed 16-10 at the break and the impressive Trueman sealed their fate with two solo tries in the second half as the Tigers scored 38 unanswered points.

An 11th win from their last 12 derbies lifts lifts the Tigers above Warrington Wolves into third place in Betfred Super League, while an eighth successive defeat keeps Leeds in the bottom four.

Indeed, with Huddersfield Giants and Catalans Dragons, the two teams immediately above them, both winning over the weekend and Hull KR below them moving to within two points, the reigning champions face a nervous end to the regular season as they seek to avoid a place in the Qualifiers 8s.

Sinfield says he now appreciates the size of his task after his first game in charge.

"I have enjoyed last two days," Sinfield said. "I didn't enjoy the last 80 minutes if I'm honest but I've got the full picture now, I know exactly where we're at.

"Previously I've been looking at it as an outsider, now I'm in the middle and I'm right in there with them.

"We started to change some small things over the last couple of days and we'll continue to do that."

Castleford's third win of the season over their neighbours lifts them up to third place in the table, to the delight of coach Daryl Powell.

"Leading up to game it was all about Leeds and what happened there," Powell said. "We had to focus on us and make sure the story tomorrow was about us.

"The conditions were really awkward - it was pretty hot - and we were 10-4 down. It took a lot of composure from the boys to get us out of it but I thought in the second half we were very good."

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 75: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 75: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jesse Sene-Lefao
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 69: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jesse Sene-Lefao
  • 56: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jacob Trueman
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 45: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jacob Trueman
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 30: TRY! scored for Castleford by Matt Cook
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 25: TRY! scored for Castleford by Quentin Laulu-Togagae
  • 17: TRY! scored for Leeds by Tom Briscoe
  • 6: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Eden
  • 4: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 3: TRY! scored for Leeds by Tom Briscoe
  • Key Performers

    Nathan Massey

    Metres: 172

    James Clare

    Metres: 154

    Matt Parcell

    Tackles: 54

    Jake Trueman

    Clean Breaks: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Tigers 7
    Rhinos 2

    Goals:

    Tigers 7
    Rhinos 1

    METRES:

    Tigers 1555
    Rhinos 959

    CARRIES:

    Tigers 198
    Rhinos 163

    TACKLES:

    Tigers 250
    Rhinos 355

    OFFLOADS:

    Tigers 12
    Rhinos 15

    PENALTIES:

    Tigers 5
    Rhinos 5

    BREAKS:

    Tigers 11
    Rhinos 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Nathan Massey 0 0 19 5 1 3 0 20 172 8.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Clare 0 0 5 1 0 5 0 12 154 12.83 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mitch Clark 0 0 18 6 0 4 0 16 150 9.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Greg Eden 1 0 3 0 0 4 0 10 127 12.70 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Watts 0 0 28 9 2 3 0 16 126 7.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Michael Shenton 0 1 10 0 1 7 0 13 106 8.15 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 14 99 7.07 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Trueman 2 3 12 0 0 8 7 13 86 6.62 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Webster 0 0 18 0 1 3 0 13 85 6.54 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Moors 0 0 14 1 2 4 0 14 84 6.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Oliver Holmes 0 0 14 1 1 0 0 9 81 9.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Matthew Cook 1 0 14 1 2 0 0 12 76 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 2 0 10 1 0 2 0 10 60 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Grant Millington 0 0 18 5 5 0 0 9 53 5.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Paul McShane 0 1 31 5 2 1 3 5 49 9.80 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Ellis 0 1 14 2 4 1 4 7 25 3.57 0 0 1 0 7 1 0 0
    Adam Milner 0 1 22 4 5 0 0 5 22 4.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ryan Hall 0 0 6 1 1 0 1 18 113 6.28 0 2 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 30 8 3 3 0 20 109 5.45 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Ashton Golding 0 0 8 0 2 7 1 13 98 7.54 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Briscoe 2 0 5 1 1 3 0 12 90 7.50 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Mikolaj Oledzki 0 0 27 5 3 2 0 13 79 6.08 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Parcell 0 0 54 22 2 2 0 8 66 8.25 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 1 19 4 3 1 0 9 62 6.89 1 1 1 0 1 1 3 0
    Joel Moon 0 0 11 2 2 4 0 12 61 5.08 0 4 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Stevie Ward 0 1 31 5 6 1 0 6 47 7.83 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Josh Walters 0 0 33 9 10 1 0 10 43 4.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 46 13 3 0 0 8 38 4.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Walker 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 9 33 3.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 23 4 1 1 0 4 32 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Richard Myler 0 0 9 1 3 0 8 9 30 3.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Brett Ferres 0 0 26 0 4 0 0 7 29 4.14 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Jordan Lilley 0 0 11 2 1 0 0 3 22 7.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brett Delaney 0 0 14 4 2 0 0 2 7 3.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    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