Castleford Tigers 38-28 Wigan Warriors

Friday 5th April 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 9

38-28 FT

HT: 8 24

Attendance: 6,839

Official: C Kendall

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Oliver Holmes, Calum Turner, Mitch Clark, Matt Cook, Adam Milner, Tuoyo Egodo, Peter Mata'utia,

  • Goals
    Peter Mata'utia (5),

  • Drop Goals

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Joe Greenwood, Oliver Gildart (2), George Williams, Joe Burgess (2),

  • Goals
    Zak Hardaker (2),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Tuoyo Egodo was the hero as Castleford Tigers completed a tremendous fightback to clinch a breathtaking 38-28 win over Wigan Warriors at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle.

Wigan led 20-0 after 22 minutes and looked to have withstood the home side’s comeback when Joe Burgess scored his second try on 64 minutes to regain the lead.

However, in a dramatic finish Egodo went over for his first try since scoring a hat-trick on his debut in 2017 to edge his side back in front and Peter Mata’utia completed the transformation with a last-second try.

Wigan, who had the chance to climb into the top five with a third straight win, were unfortunate to lose Jarrod Sammut, Joe Greenwood and Dom Manfredi to injury and they might have been out of sight but for an off day with the boot by Zak Hardaker.

Hardaker, who was roundly booed by the Castleford fans that used to affectionate chant his name on his return to his old club, managed just two conversions from his six attempts.

 

Castleford head coach Daryl Powell: “I thought we were pretty good in the first half in lots of areas but obviously our right edge got exposed a fair a bit.

“It looked like the game was going away from us but I thought we showed a lot of character, toughness and resilience.

“It was fitting that Tuoyo, who had a pretty rough first half, scored the winning try. It was a massive win for us.

Wigan head coach Adrian Lam: “It was a great game of rugby to be fair. I thought we  were brilliant in the first half. We completed at 90 per cent but we let in a couple of soft tries towards the end.

“We didn’t touch the ball for 17 minutes in the second half and we got gassed a bit from that.

  • 80: TRY! scored for Castleford by Peter Mata'utia
  • 80: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Peter Mata'utia
  • 75: TRY! scored for Castleford by Tuoyo Egodo
  • 75: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Peter Mata'utia
  • 64: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • 53: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Peter Mata'utia
  • 52: TRY! scored for Castleford by Adam Milner
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Peter Mata'utia
  • 49: TRY! scored for Castleford by Matt Cook
  • 46: TRY! scored for Castleford by Mitch Clark
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Peter Mata'utia
  • 39: TRY! scored for Castleford by Calum Turner
  • 35: TRY! scored for Wigan by Oliver Gildart
  • 27: TRY! scored for Castleford by Oliver Holmes
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 22: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 17: TRY! scored for Wigan by George Williams
  • 14: TRY! scored for Wigan by Oliver Gildart
  • 10: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Greenwood
  • Key Performers

    Mitch Clark

    Metres: 155

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Tigers 7
    Warriors 6

    Goals:

    Tigers 5
    Warriors 2

    METRES:

    Tigers 1527
    Warriors 1101

    CARRIES:

    Tigers 199
    Warriors 149

    TACKLES:

    Tigers 252
    Warriors 402

    OFFLOADS:

    Tigers 11
    Warriors 10

    PENALTIES:

    Tigers 4
    Warriors 5

    BREAKS:

    Tigers 4
    Warriors 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mitch Clark 1 0 14 3 5 1 0 18 155 8.61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Watts 0 0 28 5 3 5 0 15 150 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Grant Millington 0 0 24 4 3 2 0 20 140 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Matthew Cook 1 0 8 2 0 3 0 12 126 10.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Milner 1 2 22 1 5 2 0 13 124 9.54 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Calum Turner 1 0 1 0 3 5 0 16 106 6.63 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 30 4 0 2 0 13 93 7.15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    James Clare 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 13 90 6.92 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Shenton 0 0 17 1 0 3 0 8 86 10.75 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Eden 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 11 85 7.73 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Trueman 0 0 23 4 2 2 11 16 78 4.88 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 1
    Peter Mata'utia 1 2 13 1 6 1 2 13 73 5.62 0 2 1 0 5 0 1 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 19 3 2 0 0 8 69 8.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tuoyo Egodo 1 0 11 1 8 2 0 9 63 7.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Oliver Holmes 1 0 27 5 1 3 0 11 57 5.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Will Maher 0 0 8 4 1 0 0 3 32 10.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacques O'Neill 0 0 0 0 0 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
    Oliver Gildart 2 2 13 0 1 11 0 11 137 12.45 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    George Williams 1 1 15 0 2 6 3 16 133 8.31 2 1 3 0 0 0 3 1
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 33 8 2 4 0 15 115 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 32 12 1 4 0 5 80 16.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    William Isa 0 0 47 13 4 0 0 12 79 6.58 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Zak Hardaker 0 0 19 3 3 2 1 12 69 5.75 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 0
    Joe Bullock 0 0 44 13 1 2 0 9 68 7.56 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Sarginson 0 0 13 4 2 0 0 11 65 5.91 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Burgess 2 0 5 0 3 1 1 9 61 6.78 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Smithies 0 1 23 3 1 2 0 7 51 7.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Dominic Manfredi 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 11 48 4.36 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Greenwood 1 0 13 0 0 1 0 8 45 5.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Oliver Partington 0 0 51 12 1 3 0 8 41 5.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Shorrocks 0 0 16 2 6 1 2 6 37 6.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 1 42 4 4 1 0 4 35 8.75 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Byrne 0 0 28 8 3 0 0 3 30 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jarrod Sammut 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 2 7 3.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 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