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Castleford Tigers 42-10 Wakefield Trinity

Friday 21st September 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 6

42-10 FT

HT: 18 0

Attendance: 7,860

Official: G Hewer

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Greg Eden 4, Greg Minikin, Grant Millington, Junior Moors,

  • Goals
    Luke Gale 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Bill Tupou, Reece Lyne,

  • Goals
    Ryan Hampshire,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Castleford Tigers booked a semi-final trip to Wigan Warriors as they continued their domination of Wakefield Trinity with a 42-10 rout of their depleted West Yorkshire neighbours.

Last season’s Betfred Super League Grand Finalists have quietly gone about their business in 2018 and appear in good shape for a return to Old Trafford after a fifth straight win, their 11th in a row against Trinity.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester, down to his last 17 players amid an injury crisis, sent his team out to play an expansive game, but it backfired as Castleford raced into a commanding lead thanks to Greg Eden’s two tries and one from Greg Minikin.

Trinity came back into it through tries from Bill Tupou and Reece Lyne either side of Grant Millington’s effort.

But Eden completed his third hat-trick in seven games and added a fourth before Junior Moors completed the scoring.

Castleford head coach Daryl Powell said: “The boys have done well to manage a real awkward game tonight, our last one at home. We’re in a good place and hopefully Shenny is going to be OK. We’re looking forward to next week now.

"We wanted second but it’s a great effort finishing third and we’re in a great spot. It gives us a good lead into the semi-final. We know we’re playing Wigan now.

“We’re one game away from a Grand Final and Saints next week will prepare us for that.”

Wakefield head coach Chester said: "Everything we tried tonight didn’t come off. 

"We knew we couldn’t go through Castleford so we had to try find ways of going around them with some trick plays. It didn’t come off but there was lots of effort from the boys.

"We were down to 17 fit players and chanced our arm. “We’ve had it tough but every team has gone through it. We’re just going through it at the end of the year.”

  • 76: TRY! scored for Castleford by Junior Moors
  • 76: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 63: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Eden
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 59: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Eden
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 57: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Reece Lyne
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 53: TRY! scored for Castleford by Grant Millington
  • 48: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Bill Tupou
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 15: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Minikin
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 10: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Eden
  • 2: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 1: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Eden
  • Key Performers

    Michael Shenton

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Greg Eden

    Tries: 4
    Clean Breaks: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Tigers 7
    Trinity 2

    Goals:

    Tigers 7
    Trinity 1

    METRES:

    Tigers 1270
    Trinity 958

    CARRIES:

    Tigers 164
    Trinity 157

    TACKLES:

    Tigers 316
    Trinity 307

    OFFLOADS:

    Tigers 12
    Trinity 8

    PENALTIES:

    Tigers 9
    Trinity 8

    BREAKS:

    Tigers 13
    Trinity 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Greg Eden 4 0 2 0 2 3 0 11 130 11.82 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Peter Mata'utia 0 1 6 0 2 9 0 13 115 8.85 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Greg Minikin 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 12 110 9.17 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Watts 0 0 36 7 6 3 0 14 109 7.79 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Mike McMeeken 0 0 24 2 1 4 1 13 106 8.15 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Grant Millington 1 0 26 2 1 1 0 16 92 5.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mitch Clark 0 0 12 2 0 3 0 8 87 10.88 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Shenton 0 2 22 5 2 4 0 11 81 7.36 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Webster 0 0 6 1 2 1 0 10 79 7.90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 22 4 3 0 0 9 69 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Moors 1 0 33 3 2 2 0 11 66 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Jake Trueman 0 0 20 4 2 1 2 7 52 7.43 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Luke Gale 0 2 22 1 1 2 5 10 49 4.90 1 0 2 0 7 0 0 1
    Ben Roberts 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 6 45 7.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 13 0 0 1 0 7 42 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul McShane 0 2 43 5 3 2 3 3 23 7.67 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Adam Milner 0 0 20 3 1 0 0 3 15 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 37 8 1 2 0 18 125 6.94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bill Tupou 1 0 8 1 1 5 1 14 121 8.64 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Reece Lyne 1 0 12 3 2 5 1 14 93 6.64 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 12 0 3 7 0 13 90 6.92 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Arundel 0 0 16 1 0 1 0 12 89 7.42 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Craig Huby 0 0 23 3 2 1 0 8 61 7.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Kyle Wood 0 0 29 5 1 2 4 10 59 5.90 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 7 1 4 0 0 10 56 5.60 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 1 29 7 3 2 0 11 47 4.27 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Annakin 0 0 15 1 3 0 0 7 44 6.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hampshire 0 1 21 5 1 1 3 12 40 3.33 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
    Justin Horo 0 0 16 5 3 0 0 5 37 7.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Max Jowitt 0 0 7 0 2 3 0 8 31 3.88 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Tyler Randell 0 0 34 8 5 0 0 5 26 5.20 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    James Batchelor 0 0 17 2 0 1 0 5 26 5.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Crowther 0 0 23 4 6 0 0 5 13 2.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Scott Grix 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 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