Castleford Tigers 14-26 Warrington Wolves

Friday 3rd May 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 14

14-26 FT

HT: 6 14

Official: C Kendall

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Cory Aston, Tuoyo Egodo, Greg Minikin,

  • Goals
    Peter Mata'utia,

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Mike Cooper, Toby King (2), Ben Currie,

  • Goals
    Stefan Ratchford (5),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Man of Steel front runner Blake Austin maintained his impressive form to guide Warrington Wolves to a 26-14 win over injury-hit Castleford Tigers.

The Australian stand-off created two of his side’s four tries and was a constant thorn in the side of the Tigers, who trailed 26-6 before producing a late rally.

A third successive win keeps the Wolves on the heels of Betfred Super League leaders St Helens while the Tigers drop to seventh after suffering three successive defeats for the first time since 2016.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell was forced by his club’s injury situation to give a debut to former Melbourne Storm centre Cheyse Blair - just three days after flying into the country - and the new man endured a difficult time with his opposite number Toby King scoring two tries.

Alongside King's efforts either side of half-time, Michael Cooper touched down in the first half while Ben Currie scored the Wolves' fourth try, with Stefan Ratchford adding five goals.

Cory Aston's early converted try had given the Tigers the lead but by the time Tuoyo Egodo and Greg Minikin crossed for their only other points Warrington were in command.

Warrington coach Steve Price said: "Toby King has started to turn into a first class centre now. The sky is the limit. It’s about application and being the ultimate pro and he’s starting to learn that trade. I see a really bright future in Toby King.

“I thought we were always in control of the game. There were a lot of strong performances. This can be a tough place to come so overall I’m very pleased."

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: "I can name a full team that didn’t play today and it’s a pretty good team but when it’s happening in games it really affects your performance. It impacts massively.

“I’m hoping we’re going to have some competition for places soon because there are a couple of blokes who are not good enough to be in the team at the moment."

  • 64: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Minikin
  • 59: TRY! scored for Castleford by Tuoyo Egodo
  • 46: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Currie
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 43: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 31: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • 27: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 13: TRY! scored for Warrington by Mike Cooper
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Peter Mata'utia
  • 8: TRY! scored for Castleford by Cory Ashton
  • Key Performers

    Liam Watts

    Metres: 152
    Offloads: 5

    Jake Trueman

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Tigers 3
    Wolves 4

    Goals:

    Tigers 1
    Wolves 5

    METRES:

    Tigers 1268
    Wolves 1343

    CARRIES:

    Tigers 182
    Wolves 172

    TACKLES:

    Tigers 345
    Wolves 325

    OFFLOADS:

    Tigers 16
    Wolves 4

    PENALTIES:

    Tigers 6
    Wolves 7

    BREAKS:

    Tigers 4
    Wolves 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Liam Watts 0 0 44 13 3 4 0 29 152 5.24 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 2
    Mike McMeeken 0 1 31 5 0 7 2 13 131 10.08 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Mitch Clark 0 0 19 7 1 0 0 14 103 7.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Greg Minikin 1 1 22 4 2 4 0 13 102 7.85 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Will Maher 0 0 30 7 1 1 0 14 101 7.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Eden 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 11 99 9.00 0 3 4 0 0 0 2 0
    Tuoyo Egodo 1 0 10 1 0 6 0 15 98 6.53 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Cheyse Blair 0 0 6 2 1 2 0 12 93 7.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 43 8 5 0 0 14 86 6.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 33 7 3 0 0 11 77 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Cory Aston 1 0 21 3 5 2 6 8 70 8.75 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Milner 0 0 38 7 4 1 0 5 46 9.20 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Jake Trueman 0 0 14 2 4 1 6 5 34 6.80 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 19 6 0 0 0 5 29 5.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Calum Turner 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 5 25 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
    Peter Mata'utia 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 8 22 2.75 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 1
    Paul McShane 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Daryl Clark 0 1 30 5 2 4 0 11 140 12.73 0 9 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 11 1 3 4 0 17 112 6.59 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Hill 0 0 40 6 1 0 0 14 111 7.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 26 5 4 2 0 14 111 7.93 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Cooper 1 0 30 4 0 2 0 10 103 10.30 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Blake Austin 0 1 14 0 3 1 3 11 96 8.73 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Hughes 0 0 23 2 2 2 0 9 85 9.44 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Johnson 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 14 80 5.71 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 6 0 2 6 0 10 79 7.90 1 1 0 0 5 1 0 0
    Toby King 2 0 8 3 2 2 0 11 68 6.18 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Josh Charnley 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 8 65 8.13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 0 1 14 1 7 2 6 9 58 6.44 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jason Clark 0 0 23 4 0 1 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 9 0 0 1 0 6 57 9.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Currie 1 0 44 12 1 1 1 12 49 4.08 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Harvey Livett 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 2 39 19.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Davis 0 0 40 8 2 0 0 6 32 5.33 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