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Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos, Thursday 24th March, kick off 8pm

21st March 2016

By Leeds Rhinos

The free travel offer deadline to Castleford on Thursday has now passed but you can still purchase travel and tickets from us for the game.

The coach will depart from Car Park F on St Michael's Lane at Headingley Carnegie Stadium at 5.30pm.

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Tickets for the game available are for all standing areas of the ground. These are priced at £20 adults, £12 OAP’s (over 60), Students and Juniors under 16. Rhinos Junior Season Ticket Holders have been advised by Castleford to exchange their voucher for a match ticket in advance of the game at the Rhinos ticket office. Under 5’s do require a ticket but are free of charge.

Ambulant disabled tickets are priced at £20 and £12 depending on age and helper tickets are also available if required upon production of valid ID. Wheelchair disabled tickets are available via the Tiger’s ticket Office.  If disabled supporters require car parking, please contact Castleford on 01977 553674. Seated tickets are also available from Castleford’s ticket office priced at £23 and £15 in advance. Match day prices increase by £2 on the day.
 
Official coach travel for this match is priced at £10. The coach will depart from Car Park F on St Michael's Lane at 5.30pm. Don’t forget that if you are a 2016 season member you can still travel to this match for free if you use your travel voucher you received with your season membership card at the Leeds Rugby Retail Store 24 hours prior to the match – terms and conditions apply.

To book either or both tickets and travel, please call the Ticket Office Hotline on 0371 423 13 15, come down to the Leeds Rugby Retail Store at Headingley Carnegie Stadium or book online at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets.

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Castleford Tigers 18 Leeds Rhinos 14

24th March 2016

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos lost out 18-14 at a sold out Mend-a-Hose Jungle despite tries from Joel Moon, Kallum Watkins and Tom Briscoe.

The Rhinos were dealt a blow before kick off when Brett Delaney was ruled with a hamstring injury suffered in the warm up. He was replaced by Jimmy Keinhorst.
 
Leeds had a let off early on when Castleford had a try disallowed by video referee Ben Thaler. Initially, the officials were looking for a potential knock on from a cross field kick by  Luke Gale however once that had been cleared, the replay then showed Jake Webster lost the ball as he tried to ground it.
 
The Tigers made sure they were more clinical on their next visit to the Rhinos line. A swift pass by Gale put Andy Lynch through a gap in front of the posts to score. Gale added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead.
 
They doubled their advantage within two minutes. Having gained territory from a penalty at the restart for ball stealing, they moved the ball wide to Denny Solomona. Zak Hardaker did a great job of stopping his opposite number but Webster was backing up in support and took the pass to score. Gale was on target again to make it 12-0 to the hosts.
 
Leeds needed to get a foothold in the game and they crucially managed to cross for the next try. Brett Ferres, up against his former club,  produced a perfectly weighted kick to the corner for Ash Handley to collect. The youngster showed a cool head to offload immediately back inside to Joel Moon to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion from the Main Stand touchline to cut the lead in half.
 
The Rhinos then struck for a second time when Carl Ablett, just as he had done six days earlier against St Helens, proved elusive to bring down in the tackle before drawing the last man and putting Kallum Watkins in for the try. Sutcliffe was unfortunate to see his conversion attempt drift wide so it remained 12-10
 
Castleford were denied another try by the officials after video referee Thaler agreed with James Childs decision on the field when the ball was knocked forward as the Tigers attackers challenged Handley in the air.
 
The visitors then took the lead heading towards half time with a tremendous team try. Carl Ablett and Jamie Jones-Buchanan got the move going on the left before Hardaker threw a wide pass to Watkins in space. He offloaded back inside before the ball was fed wide to Briscoe to score in the corner. Sutcliffe hooked his attempted conversion wide so it remained 14-12 at the break.
 
The second half had a real derby feel about it as both teams went toe to toe with each other to try and find the crucial break through.  Leeds went close on a couple of occasions through Briscoe and Hardaker and were left to rue an opportunity missed when Sutcliffe intercepted but was tackled 10 metres short with Watkins on his shoulder.
 
The home side however were the team who struck first with seven minutes to go in the game. After Hardaker was adjudged to have knocked on a high ball, Leeds were then pulled back by for a knock down by Watkins after the ball had come loose from the Tigers. They made the possession count as Gale pop a pass back inside for Webster to score. Gale added the conversion to give his side an 18-14 lead with five minutes to go.
 
Leeds had a chance in the closing minutes to level the game but the ball was spilled and the Tigers were able to run down the clock and secure a first home win over the Rhinos in the Daryl Powell era.
 

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