Five Classic Castleford Clashes
Leeds Rhinos travel to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle to face Castleford Tigers on Friday night, kick off 7:45pm.
In the Super League era the teams are almost evenly matched in games at the Jungle, with Leeds having won 11 times on the road whilst Castleford have won 12.
Take a look back at some of the memorable matches against the Tigers from years gone by.
2009 – Castleford Tigers 22 Leeds Rhinos 24
In evenly matched contest, that saw tries from Rob Burrow, Ryan Hall and two from Danny McGuire, the Rhinos needed a last second penalty from captain Kevin Sinfield to snatch a 24-22 win over Castleford Tigers.
2010 – Castleford Tigers 6 Leeds Rhinos 38
After losing out to the Tigers at home earlier in the season, the Rhinos were looking to avoid a first league double reverse against Castleford since the 1983-84 season.
Chris Clarkson opened the scoring before Ali Lauitiiti, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow and Scott Donald crossed for tries and Ryan Hall registered a double.
2011 – Castleford Tigers 6 Leeds Rhinos 48
In Brian McDermott’s first season at the club, the visitors recorded one of their biggest wins of the campaign against a struggling Castleford side.
Joe Arundel’s try was the only time the home fans could cheer as Rob Burrow, Ian Kirke, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Danny McGuire, Paul McShane, Kallum Watkins and two tries from Ryan Hall ensured the Rhinos left with the two points.
2014 – Castleford Tigers 14 Leeds Rhinos 22
Leeds extended a six match winning run in 2014 thanks to two tries from Kallum Watkins and Ben Jones-Bishop. Against a rejuvenated Castleford, who sat third entering the match. The left edge partnership of the Rhinos proved too dominant against the home side, despite Daryl Powell’s side leading 14-12 at half time.
2015 – Castleford Tigers 12 Leeds Rhinos 26
The Rhinos last won at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle in 2015, with two tries from Ryan Hall helping Brian McDermott’s side to a 26-12 victory. Joel Moon, Stevie Ward and new recruit Adam Cuthbertson also crossed for the Rhinos.
Tickets and travel for the Rhinos game against Castleford Tigers on Friday night are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Leeds Rugby Ticket Office at the Emerald Headingley Stadium, over the phone on 0371 423 1315 or online at tickets.therhinos.co.uk.
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