Top Five Super League Moments vs Castleford Tigers
Leeds will complete three fixtures in eight days on Friday night when they take on local rivals Castleford Tigers at Emerald Headingley, kick off 7:45pm. Make sure you don’t miss the two sides clash by buying your tickets here.
Ahead of the match, here is a trip down memory lane with a look back at three of the top moments from previous Super League League clashes between the sides.
5. 2014 – Points shared by Rhinos and Tigers
Nothing could separate Leeds and Castleford at Headingley Carnegie as they drew 24-24 with Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield sent off for the first time in his career. The Rhinos led 24-18 midway through the second half thanks to a second try from Carl Ablett but then had Sinfield sent off for violent conduct and Castleford finally wore down the 12 men of Leeds to grab an equaliser through Grant Millington. Jamie Peacock had a late drop goal attempt but a draw was a fair result from an absorbing contest.
4. 2009 – Five for Hall as Rhinos hit 70
Ryan Hall continued to dominate 2009’s try scoring charts by adding five against Castleford at Emerald Headingley. The winger, who finished the season with 32 tries, was clinical for the Rhinos, who also had tries from Brent Webb, Jamie Peacock, Kylie Leuluai, Scott Donald, Rob Burrow, Michael Ratu, Lee Smith and Ali Lauitiiti as Brian McClennan’s side closed in on the League Leaders’ Shield.
3. 2013 – Keinhorst hat trick caps off thrilling 40 point win
In 2013, Leeds were eager to overturn a four match losing streak and three tries from centre Jimmy Keinhorst proved perfect for the Rhinos as they walked out 42-24 victors over the Tigers. A crowd of over 17,000 saw the Germany international score his first tries of the season, while Ian Kirke, Zak Haradker, Joel Moon and Thomas Minns also crossed the try line.
2. 2018 – Records fall despite Leeds defeat
Castleford avenged their 2017 Grand Final loss to Leeds in a epic clash at Elland Road. The Tigers led 25-10 at the break and looked destined to put another big score on the home side but Leeds fought back to 25-24 with a kick to win. Kallum Watkins dragged his conversion agonisingly wide as the Tigers just took away the two league points. The game also saw the club break it’s Super League attendance record with over 25,000 packed into Elland Road.
1. 2019 – Dwyer’s drop goal magic
Brad Dwyer stole the headlines with his extra point extra time drop goal against the Tigers in 2019. Konrad Hurrell, Ash Handley, Liam Sutcliffe and Trent Merrin’s tries were met by scores from Castleford’s Liam Watts, Greg Minikin and former Rhinos players Chris Clarkson and Alex Foster. With the score all square at full time for the first time that season, Dwyer stepped up in overtime to slot the ball between the sticks from 40 metres out.
Tickets and More Information
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