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Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos Friday 2nd March 8pm

26th February 2012

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos travel to Castleford next Friday looking to keep up their winning ways after victory over Widnes in Round Four of the Stobart Super League.

The Rhinos have won on their last three visits to the Tigers and you have to go back to 2008 when the newly crowned World Champions lost 38-20 at The Jungle.

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The Tigers come into the game on the back of three consecutive defeats following an opening weekend win at Salford.

Tickets and travel are now on sale for the Leeds Rhinos away match against Castleford Tigers at the PROBIZ Coliseum, Castleford, which is on Friday 2nd March kick off 8.00pm.

The tickets for all standing areas of the ground. These are priced at £18 adults, £10 OAP's (over 60), Students and Juniors under 16. Tickets for Rhinos Junior Season Ticket Holders can be exchanged for a match ticket in advance of the match by producing the voucher from their away voucher booklet at the Rhinos ticket office. Disabled tickets are priced at £18 and helper tickets are also available if required and upon production of valid ID. If disabled supporters require car parking, please contact Castleford on 01977 553674. Please note, matchday prices increase by £2 on the day. Seated upgrades are also available on matchday are a cost of £3 per person.

Official coach travel for this match is priced at £9.00. The coach will depart from Car Park F on St Michaels Lane at 5.30pm. Don't forget that if you are a season ticket holder you can travel to this match for free! You must exchange the voucher you received with your season ticket at the ticket office – terms and conditions apply.

Match tickets will be available until 3.00pm on Friday 2nd March from the Rhinos Ticket Office. To book either or both tickets and travel, please call the Ticket Office Hotline on 0871 423 13 15 (calls are charged at 10p per minute – calls from mobiles may vary) or book online at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets.

Castleford Tigers details are:-
Ground Address – Castleford Tigers, The Probiz Coliseum, Wheldon Road, Castleford. WF10 2SD
Website – www.castigers.com  
Ticket Hotline Number – 01977 553674
Car Parking – Car Parking is available at £4 per car, £6 per coach.

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Castleford Tigers 14 Leeds Rhinos 36

2nd March 2012

By Leeds Rhinos

Ryan Hall scored a hat trick to help the Champions to secure a hard earned win over Castleford Tigers.

The Rhinos were expecting a fired up start from Castleford and that is exactly what they got as the Tigers asked questions of Leeds from the kick off.

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The visitors were forced to defend their line from repeated waves of attack from Castleford after some high tempo defence from the Tigers had forced Leeds into an error in their own quarter. However, Leeds stood firm and were able to eventually come away from their own line.

Having established a foothold, the Rhinos then turned the game in their favour with a tremendous piece team interplay. Danny McGuire and Brent Webb were at the heart of it, exchanging passes to unlock the Tigers defence before Hardaker linked into the line and Hall was released down his wing. The England man spun in the tackle before diving out to score fifth try of the season. Sinfield added the touchline conversion to make it 6-0.

Castleford once again responded strongly and were denied a try by the video referee Richard Silverwood when Kirk Dixon knocked on McGuire’s pass before Rangi Chase picked up and went 45 metres to touch down.

Leeds were in clinical mood and made Castleford pay for that missed chance. The Rhinos went close when Kallum Watkins broke through only for his pass to McGuire to go down and the ball was hacked dead for goal line drop out. However, there was no mistake at the end of the next set. Webb looked to get the ball wide and Hardaker tipped the ball on as he attempted to take in a pass. Replays showed the ball went backwards before reaching Hall. He still had plenty to do but he bamboozled Josh Griffin with some sharp footwork before racing down the line to score. Sinfield was on target again to double his side’s lead after 23 minutes.

The Rhinos made it 18-0 five minutes later as they turned defence into attack. The Tigers looked like they may get a score back when Kallum Watkins pinched possession and raced 80 metres up field to score despite two valiant chases by Castleford defenders. Sinfield was once again on target.

Leeds had a fantastic chance to increase their lead further when Richard Owen failed to deal with Sinfield’s towering bomb however Chris Clarkson and Carl Ablett both hesitated to take the loose ball in and the former knocked on as he snatched at the ball to score the try.

The visitors appeared in command on the scoreboard but Castleford had proved more than a handful for Leeds and they got their reward for their efforts with eight minutes to go in the half. Daryl Clark off the bench to give his side a new cutting edge and he spotted a gap at dummy half to go over beside the posts. Dixon added the conversion to make it 18-6.

Then with three minutes to go before the interval , the Tigers struck again when Dixon crossed outwide following a penalty against the visitors. He was off target with the conversion attempt but his side were back in the contest at 18-10 at the break.

Leeds had a poor opening ten minutes of the second half by their own high standards and allowed the home side possession and territory to build up momentum on the Leeds line. They made the most of their chances when Josh Griffin went 85 metres having latched on to a spilled ball by Hardaker. However, credit must also go to Sinfield who chased Griffin all the way and made sure Dixon had a tougher angle to convert from. As it was Dixon missed and the Rhinos maintained their four point lead.

Both teams had chances to score after that before the Rhinos finished with a clinical final quarter. Ryan Hall completed the seventh hat trick of his Leeds career as he made the most of the space provided by the run and pass of Webb after a fine break by Ben Jones-Bishop put Leeds in striking distance.

Danny McGuire ensured the win with his now customary try against the Tigers, going over for his 22nd try in 18 career appearances against Castleford, as he jinked and ducked his way through the defence to touch down.

The win was completed in the final moments when Liam Hood marked his debut with an impish try. He took the tap from a penalty that had been kicked down field and whilst Castleford waited for him to pass in field he raced for the line, dummied to pass and dived over. Sinfield converted all three tries to make the final score 36-14.

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