• Leeds Rhinos
  • 16 - 40

  • Castleford Tigers
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 0 - 28
  • Castleford Tigers
26th March 2022 | KO 16:30 | Headingley Stadium | Betfred Challenge Cup

Ticket Information – Castleford Tigers (Challenge Cup)

Leeds Rhinos will play Castleford Tigers in the sixth round of the Betfred Challenge Cup on Saturday 26th March at Headingley Stadium, kick off 4.30pm.

Tickets for this fixture will go on sale from 10am online at tickets.therhinos.co.uk and from 10.30am over the phone on 0371 423 1315 on Thursday 17th March.

Rhinos 2022 season members who have seated season tickets will be able to purchase their own seat until 10am on Monday 21st March 2022 – after this time all seats will go on general sale.

* There is no members discount for this game.

Please note that members will not be able to use their membership cards to upload the game onto for this fixture. Fans will be able to opt to use the new improved Print at Home tickets with new QR code which can also be used on smartphones.

Ticket Pricing

Area of the ground ADULT CONCESSION* JUNIOR (16 & UNDER)

Area of the GroundADULTCONCESSIONJUNIOR (16 and UNDER)
Global East Stand Terrace / South Stand Terrace / Western Terrace£15£10£5
Global East Stand Seats / South Stand Seats / North Stand Seats£20£15£5

*Concessions = Senior Citizens aged 65+, Under 21s, Students with valid University ID with expiry date (we no longer accept Totum, NUS or UniDays), Disabled Concession.

Companion tickets are also available for those with a disabled concession ticket on production of valid ID.

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Leeds Rhinos 16 Castleford Tigers 40

RLCUP. Rd6. Rhinos v Tigers. Sat26thMar2022. © MATTHEW MERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY (1)

A horror first half gave Leeds Rhinos too much to do as they were beaten 40-16 by Castleford Tigers in round six of the Betfred Challenge Cup.

Castleford took a hold of the game with five tries in the first half alone.

After the Tigers were allowed to play on the second phase, thanks to a neat offload away for Greg Eden, Castleford shifted the ball wide for Kenny Edwards, who fended off the attempted tackle of Blake Austin to race into the backfield. With only Jack Walker to beat, the second rower passed inside for Trueman to score in the corner.

Jake Mamo extended the Tigers’ lead further after James Bentley was penalised for being offside. On the third tackle, Castleford looked dangerous again and it was Niall Evalds that measured his pass well to send Mamo clean through to score.

Leeds tried to spark an attack and Bentley managed to win the ball back in the ruck to give Leeds a full set on Castleford’s line. They couldn’t penetrate it though as Tindall was taken into touch. A great break by Blake Austin also couldn’t see the Rhinos capitalise, even though they had back to back sets on the Castleford line.

The Tigers rounded off the half with three tries inside the last ten minutes to send them into the break with a comfortable lead. Donaldson was caught offside and immediately the visitors pounced. Joe Westerman and Liam Watts combined to break the Leeds defence, and then Watts offloaded away for Gareth O’Brien to stroll in.

Off the back of Brad Dwyer being sin binned for a trip, the Tigers capitalised on their extra man as Jordan Turner and George Lawler rounded off the half with further tries. O’Brien converted to make the score 28-0.

 

With work to do in the second half, the home side made the perfect start with two quick tries.

Rhyse Martin did well to force a goal line drop out and off the back of it, the Rhinos capitalised as Sezer found Martin with a short pass and the second rower barged over.

Soonafter, Liam Sutcliffe took Leeds into double figures with a great team try. Castleford had been under pressure since the half restarted and gave away a penalty for offside. The Rhinos weren’t going to let the opportunity slip and a string of passes between Cam Smith, Sezer and Walker opened up space on the edge for Sutcliffe to touch down. Martin converted to make the score 28-10.

The tides began to turn back in favour of the Tigers as Greg Eden intercepted a long pass from Walker to race 40 metres and score under the posts. Castleford then sustained that pressure on the Leeds line and almost forced their way over but the Rhinos’ defence stood strong. Even after Eden made another dangerous break down the edge, the Rhinos cover defence had the winger covered and they forced the error from Lee Radford’s men.

As the game approached the final ten minutes, Leeds finally managed to get over again. After Austin had tried his luck with a ball over the top for Handley, the Rhinos tried to punch a hole in Castleford’s defence with Dwyer and Prior. After the prop had been brought down, quick thinking from Dwyer saw the hooker pass short for Martin to score in a similar fashion to his first.

Eden would round off the result for the Tigers in the final minutes as a long move caught Leeds short on numbers and the winger had an easy score from his second of the game. O’Brien converted to send Leeds out of the Cup.