Castleford Tigers 12-42 St Helens

Friday 22nd March 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 7

12-42 FT

HT: 0 18

Attendance: 8,042

Official: J Child

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Michael Shenton, Jacob Trueman,

  • Goals
    Jordan Rankin 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Lachlan Coote, Regan Grace, Dominique Peyroux 2, Zeb Taia, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Mark Percival, Jonny Lomax,

  • Goals
    Lachlan Coote 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

St Helens showed their Betfred Super League title credentials as they maintain their perfect start to the season with an outstanding 42-12 victory over Castleford Tigers.

Justin Holbrook’s men were in scintillating form as they ran in eight tries to make it seven wins from seven this season in a one-sided contest at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Lachlan Coote - who finished with 14 points - powered over inside five minutes to set Saints on their way before Regan Grace’s acrobatic finish and Dominique Peyroux’s second try in two matches put the visitors 18-0 up at the break.

Zeb Taia, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Mark Percival extended Saints’ lead to 32-0 before Castleford captain Michael Shenton grabbed a consolation score with a length-of-the-field interception try against his former team.

Peyroux crossed the whitewash for his second, with Jonny Lomax also dotting down before Jake Trueman touched down for Castleford as St Helens sent out a daunting message for the rest of Super League.

Saints coach Justin Holbrook said: “Obviously I’m really impressed with the boys tonight. They were all fantastic. It’s a tough place to come and play and I thought that was probably our best performance of the year.

“It’s hard to single a player out tonight, which is good as a coach. I thought everyone did their job.

“We expect to play well but I didn’t expect that result tonight, that’s for sure. I know that we are improving every week and that’s great.”

Cas boss Daryl Powell admitted: “I just thought it was two teams playing at different levels to be honest, I thought they were outstanding.

“We just got rattled by the game. The second half was poor. No excuses, just got completely outplayed tonight. They are an outstanding side at the moment.

“We have won some games but we haven’t been playing great, we tried to find a groove for ourselves but we never got in that game tonight. We know we have a job to do, but tonight was a really harsh smack around the chops.”

 

  • 80: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 79: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jacob Trueman
  • 75: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 74: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 65: TRY! scored for St Helens by Dominique Peyroux
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 59: TRY! scored for Castleford by Michael Shenton
  • 54: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 49: TRY! scored for St Helens by Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
  • 44: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 43: TRY! scored for St Helens by Zeb Taia
  • 34: TRY! scored for St Helens by Dominique Peyroux
  • 34: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 23: TRY! scored for St Helens by Regan Grace
  • 16: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 6: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 4: TRY! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • Key Performers

    Michael Shenton

    Metres: 154
    Clean Breaks: 4

    Zeb Taia

    Clean Breaks: 3
    Offloads: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Tigers 2
    Saints 8

    Goals:

    Tigers 2
    Saints 5

    METRES:

    Tigers 1101
    Saints 1623

    CARRIES:

    Tigers 166
    Saints 216

    TACKLES:

    Tigers 342
    Saints 244

    OFFLOADS:

    Tigers 30
    Saints 17

    PENALTIES:

    Tigers 7
    Saints 6

    BREAKS:

    Tigers 11
    Saints 15

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Michael Shenton 1 0 15 3 1 4 0 13 154 11.85 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Peter Mata'utia 0 0 6 0 2 1 1 17 99 5.82 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 2
    Grant Millington 0 0 33 2 5 2 0 13 94 7.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 15 2 3 7 1 12 87 7.25 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 0
    Junior Moors 0 0 17 3 3 0 0 12 83 6.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Greg Eden 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 12 77 6.42 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Foster 0 0 17 2 3 2 0 10 75 7.50 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 15 2 1 4 0 12 69 5.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Jake Trueman 1 0 22 5 3 5 6 11 58 5.27 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Greg Minikin 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 10 55 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Cook 0 0 25 3 3 1 0 9 55 6.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Watts 0 0 40 9 6 2 0 11 52 4.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    James Clare 0 0 4 1 1 2 0 3 37 12.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul McShane 0 1 33 6 4 2 1 7 34 4.86 1 5 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Oliver Holmes 0 0 42 7 5 1 0 4 30 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Milner 0 0 38 10 4 1 0 7 24 3.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 13 2 0 0 0 3 18 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jonathan Lomax 1 1 16 6 4 6 0 20 217 10.85 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Zeb Taia 1 0 20 0 1 6 0 18 143 7.94 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Mark Percival 1 2 11 1 3 4 0 16 139 8.69 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    James Roby 0 1 27 4 1 3 0 15 127 8.47 1 13 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 6 2 1 3 0 17 121 7.12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Lachlan Coote 1 1 8 0 2 5 6 17 113 6.65 2 1 1 0 5 4 2 1
    Luke Thompson 0 0 16 0 2 7 0 13 102 7.85 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Regan Grace 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 13 95 7.31 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 13 1 3 0 0 14 94 6.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 1 0 13 0 0 2 0 12 85 7.08 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joseph Paulo 0 0 9 1 2 0 0 10 79 7.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Dominique Peyroux 2 0 18 0 4 4 0 8 73 9.13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Lees 0 0 11 0 6 1 0 10 64 6.40 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 28 5 2 1 0 11 53 4.82 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Ashworth 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 5 41 8.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kevin Naiqama 0 0 16 2 3 0 0 7 40 5.71 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Theo Fages 0 2 23 7 2 1 2 10 37 3.70 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 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