18 Sep 2023
Opposition Report - Castleford Tigers
The final round of the Betfred Super League arrives this Friday as all twelve teams take to the field live on Sky Sports. At Headingley, the Rhinos meet Castleford Tigers for the third time in 2023 as both sides look to round off the year with a win, kick off 8pm
Preview our opponents Castleford Tigers below:
2023 so far...
Having secured their safety in Super League for another season, the Tigers look ahead to 2024 after a tough year.
In the first of three meetings with Leeds this season, Castleford were 14-8 winners against the Rhinos in their first win at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, having lost their first four fixtures against Hull FC, St Helens, Wigan and Huddersfield. They added a second win in round eight to stay ahead of neighbours Wakefield, but the two were quickly drawn into a battle for relegation mid-season.
A run of five straight league defeats (which extended to six with their Cup loss to the black and whites), saw the Tigers, now under Andy Last, just keep ahead of Trinity, before a win over Leeds at the Magic Weekend and a 23-14 result against Warrington gave them hope of survival. The round 22 matchup against Wakefield was one of the biggest games of the season, after Castleford touched the bottom of the table in round 20, but a hat trick from leading try scorer Greg Eden ensured a much needed win in Danny Ward's first game in charge.
Recent fixtures has seen the Tigers pick up just one win (Vs Hull FC) in their last three, with Warrington and Wigan posting big scorelines in round 24 and round 26.
Fixtures and Results
Round 26 - Lost 48-6 vs Wigan Warriors
Round 25 - Won 29-12 vs Hull FC
Round 24 - Lost 66-12 vs Warrington Wolves
Round 23 - Lost 34-4 vs St Helens
Round 22 - Won 28-12 vs Wakefield Trinity
Tale of the tape
Tries: Greg Eden (9 tries)
Goals: Gareth Widdop (37 goals)
Carries: Jacob Miller (437 carries)
Tackles: Joe Westerman (703 tackles)
Post contact metres: Jordan Turner (1045 post contact metres)
Team stats from Wigan Warriors (Round 26)
67% completion rate (19/28 complete sets)
*All stats supplied by OPTA
Latest Super League match
A tough night at the Jungle saw the Tigers concede ten tries against Wigan Warriors as Matt Peet's side pushed towards the top of the league table.
Jason Qareqare was the Tigers' sole try scorer on the night as Danny Ward's side lost out 48-6.
How to follow the game
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