Castleford Tigers 24-24 Hull Kingston Rovers

Sunday 17th June 2018
KO: 15:30 - Round: 18

24-24 FT

HT: 14 6

Attendance: 9,022

Official: L Moore

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Mike McMeeken, Jy Hitchcox 4,

  • Goals
    Calum Turner 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Taioalo Vaivai 2, Adam Quinlan, Mose Masoe,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Relegation-threatened Hull KR came from 14-0 down to claim a point from a dramatic 24-24 draw with high-flying Castleford Tigers at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle.

Winger Jy Hitchcox scored four tries for the Tigers but most of his good work was undone in a thrilling finale as injuries took a cruel toll and the visitors displayed tremendous spirit to claw their way into the Betfred Super League clash.

Trailing 24-12, Rovers ran in two tries in the last 12 minutes to draw level and half-back Chris Atkin was wide with two drop goal attempts to win it, while Castleford’s Jake Trueman was off target with one as the game ended in stalemate.

Hull KR gave a debut to former Wigan forward Joel Tomkins and had hooker and captain Shaun Lunt back from a two-month injury lay-off.

There was little hint of the drama to come when Quentin Laulu-Togag’ae, playing at stand-off on his home debut, created an opening for second rower Mike McMeeken to score the opening try after only two minutes which Calum Turner converted.

Junior Vaivai scored a brace for the visitors with one apiece from Adam Quinlan and Mose Masoe - Ryan Shaw adding the extras to seal the draw.

Castleford head coach Daryl Powell said: “I’m disappointed we didn’t win the game but we had no subs and we had players on there who had to stay on.

“Going into the last five minutes, if you had given me a point, I would have taken it. Hull KR had all the ascendancy. I didn’t think we were the smartest at times but it was a gutsy effort.”

Hull KR boss Tim Sheens said: “Given the way we started, it was a good point for us.

“With the amount of ball and field position we gave up, not to get beat by 60, we were lucky in that regard. We kept within range in the first half, that was the main thing.”

  • 78: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 75: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Taioalo Vaivai
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 70: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Mose Masoe
  • 66: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jy Hitchcox
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Calum Turner
  • 45: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jy Hitchcox
  • 41: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Adam Quinlan
  • 41: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 40: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Taioalo Vaivai
  • 22: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jy Hitchcox
  • 9: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jy Hitchcox
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Calum Turner
  • 2: TRY! scored for Castleford by Mike McMeeken
  • Key Performers

    Junior Moors

    Metres 152
    5 5

    Jesse Sene-Lafao

    Offloads 4
    5 5

    Jy Hitchcox

    Tries 4
    5 5

    Nathan Massey

    Metres 168
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Castleford Tigers 5
    Hull Kingston Rovers 4

    Goals:

    Castleford Tigers 2
    Hull Kingston Rovers 4

    METRES:

    Castleford Tigers 1352
    Hull Kingston Rovers 1053

    CARRIES:

    Castleford Tigers 190
    Hull Kingston Rovers 168

    TACKLES:

    Castleford Tigers 273
    Hull Kingston Rovers 325

    OFFLOADS:

    Castleford Tigers 18
    Hull Kingston Rovers 17

    PENALTIES:

    Castleford Tigers 8
    Hull Kingston Rovers 8

    BREAKS:

    Castleford Tigers 7
    Hull Kingston Rovers 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jy Hitchcox 4 0 6 1 2 4 0 12 86 7.17 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike McMeeken 1 0 5 1 0 2 0 4 15 3.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Oliver Holmes 0 0 28 6 0 1 0 11 80 7.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Junior Moors 0 0 39 8 1 6 0 19 152 8.00 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
    Paul McShane 0 0 22 7 0 2 1 4 24 6.00 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
    Jake Webster 0 0 10 2 2 2 0 9 83 9.22 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 25 4 0 8 0 20 121 6.05 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 1
    Joe Wardle 0 0 21 4 2 0 0 9 37 4.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Milner 0 0 21 7 2 0 0 7 33 4.71 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 27 7 2 0 0 19 168 8.84 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Cook 0 0 16 1 0 0 0 18 102 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Trueman 0 2 8 0 1 2 11 6 44 7.33 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e 0 1 9 1 2 3 0 12 91 7.58 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Foster 0 0 24 8 2 2 0 9 57 6.33 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Michael Shenton 0 2 10 0 1 1 0 13 94 7.23 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Greg Minikin 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 9 104 11.56 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Calum Turner 0 0 2 0 1 4 0 9 61 6.78 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Junior Vaivai 2 0 6 0 0 6 0 14 138 9.86 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Quinlan 1 0 9 1 2 4 1 17 99 5.82 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Mose Masoe 1 0 30 11 4 2 0 11 86 7.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Chris Atkin 0 2 12 0 4 0 7 10 20 2.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Marsh 0 0 11 0 2 0 3 2 4 2.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Elliot Wallis 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 8 42 5.25 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Maurice Blair 0 0 10 0 2 0 0 5 53 10.60 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Shaw 0 0 3 0 1 4 0 17 83 4.88 0 2 0 0 4 0 3 0
    Nick Scruton 0 0 21 8 3 0 0 9 48 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Smith 0 0 11 2 2 1 0 2 17 8.50 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Tickle 0 0 37 9 4 0 0 17 113 6.65 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 29 6 0 0 1 10 76 7.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    James Greenwood 0 1 15 2 0 2 0 7 26 3.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 41 8 5 0 0 7 40 5.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Lee Jewitt 0 0 25 3 3 1 0 12 100 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Shaun Lunt 0 1 36 4 6 1 0 15 80 5.33 0 12 2 0 0 0 0 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 27 8 0 0 0 5 28 5.60 0 0 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