• Castleford Tigers
  • 10 - 18

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Castleford Tigers
  • Leeds Rhinos
5th July 2019 | KO 19:45 | The Mend-A-Hose Jungle | Super League

Season So Far

Metres Gained

25,709

Tackles Made
6,853
Missed Tackles
680
Penalties Conceded

161

Total Carries

3,442

Total Passes

3,912

Clean Breaks

132

Errors

239

Top Try Scorer
Ash Handley

13

Top Passer
Brad Dwyer

997

Top Metre Maker

2,251

Konrad Hurrell
Top Tackler

649

Trent Merrin

Castleford Tigers 10 Leeds Rhinos 18

Tries from Trent Merrin, Jack Walker and Rob Lui helped seal a well deserved victory for Leeds Rhinos at Castleford Tigers.

Leeds had the better of the early territory but were unable to find a way through some tight Castleford defence.

The Tigers were prowling for any opportunities and they thought they had scored early on when Greg Eden intercepted Rob Lui’s wide pass before racing 70 metres up field however the video referee pulled play back for a knock on by Mike McMeeken in the build up to the break.

On the opposite wing James Clare thought he was away when he picked up a spilled pass but Ash Handley tracked his man back and hauled him down 40 metres. However, that started a long spell of pressure from Daryl Powell’s side on the Leeds line as they had four repeat sets through a combination of drop outs, penalties and knock downs. However, the Rhinos stood firm and eventually got their reward with a knock on by the Tigers.

The opening try of the game came after twenty minutes when Adam Cuthbertson continued his impressive form from the previous weeks win over Catalans with a barnstorming run through the Tigers defence. Two tackles later he popped up in possession again and offloaded to Trent Merrin in support for the captain to go over between the posts. Liam Sutcliffe added the conversion to make it 6-0.

Leeds had to withstand another wave of pressure from the home side in the final stages of the first half but they held on again to go into the break with a narrow lead.

The first try in the second half always looked like it would be important and it was the Rhinos who doubled their lead when Tom Briscoe broke through in his own half before passing to Jack Walker. The full back, who was only cleared to play on the day of the game, raced onto the chance before beating Paul McShane to score between the posts. Sutcliffe was on target with the conversion and then added a penalty to stretch the lead to 14-0.

Castleford crossed for their first try with less than 20 minutes to go despite appeals for a forward last pass and James Clare touched down in the corner.

The winger then doubled his account after quick hands along the back line and Jordan Rankin’s conversion gave the home side hope at 14-10.

However, Rob Lui celebrated his 200th career appearance with the winning try in the final minutes. Sutcliffe was unable to add the conversion but the Rhinos were good value for their victory.

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Castleford Tigers 10 Leeds Rhinos 18

Tries from Trent Merrin, Jack Walker and Rob Lui helped seal a well deserved victory for Leeds Rhinos at Castleford Tigers.

Leeds had the better of the early territory but were unable to find a way through some tight Castleford defence.

The Tigers were prowling for any opportunities and they thought they had scored early on when Greg Eden intercepted Rob Lui’s wide pass before racing 70 metres up field however the video referee pulled play back for a knock on by Mike McMeeken in the build up to the break.

On the opposite wing James Clare thought he was away when he picked up a spilled pass but Ash Handley tracked his man back and hauled him down 40 metres. However, that started a long spell of pressure from Daryl Powell’s side on the Leeds line as they had four repeat sets through a combination of drop outs, penalties and knock downs. However, the Rhinos stood firm and eventually got their reward with a knock on by the Tigers.

The opening try of the game came after twenty minutes when Adam Cuthbertson continued his impressive form from the previous weeks win over Catalans with a barnstorming run through the Tigers defence. Two tackles later he popped up in possession again and offloaded to Trent Merrin in support for the captain to go over between the posts. Liam Sutcliffe added the conversion to make it 6-0.

Leeds had to withstand another wave of pressure from the home side in the final stages of the first half but they held on again to go into the break with a narrow lead.

The first try in the second half always looked like it would be important and it was the Rhinos who doubled their lead when Tom Briscoe broke through in his own half before passing to Jack Walker. The full back, who was only cleared to play on the day of the game, raced onto the chance before beating Paul McShane to score between the posts. Sutcliffe was on target with the conversion and then added a penalty to stretch the lead to 14-0.

Castleford crossed for their first try with less than 20 minutes to go despite appeals for a forward last pass and James Clare touched down in the corner.

The winger then doubled his account after quick hands along the back line and Jordan Rankin’s conversion gave the home side hope at 14-10.

However, Rob Lui celebrated his 200th career appearance with the winning try in the final minutes. Sutcliffe was unable to add the conversion but the Rhinos were good value for their victory.

Team Performance

Metres Gained
Castleford Tigers

1300

Leeds Rhinos

1198

Carries
Castleford Tigers

213

Leeds Rhinos

163

Passes
Castleford Tigers Leeds Rhinos

251

158

Tackles
Castleford Tigers Leeds Rhinos

307

352

Missed Tackles

Castleford Tigers

45

Leeds Rhinos

29

Clean Breaks

Castleford Tigers

7

Leeds Rhinos

6

Attacking Kicks

16

10

Dummy Half Metres

185

185

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

1

3

Penalties Conceded

7

13

Tries

2

3

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Jack Walker109114010939.301100000
Tom Briscoe01102190131007.711200000
Harry Newman0018100011888.003100001
Konrad Hurrell0080330131068.200000001
Ash Handley0061320151107.305100010
Robert Lui102333549323.610000001
Richard Myler011833138263.201000013
Adam Cuthbertson011830308779.610100020
Brad Dwyer00381021212877.2012100000
Ava Seumanufagai0035511012947.800000002
Liam Sutcliffe003464208658.100003100
Brett Ferres003242117517.300200002
Trent Merrin10213140121048.710000000
Interchanges
Brad Singleton003031309606.710000001
Cameron Smith001952407456.401100000
James Donaldson002241005428.400000010
Rhyse Martin001121204184.510100002
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Jordan Rankin0113014418995.501201000
James Clare20100501416511.852100000
Greg Minikin001342001112010.902000000
Cheyse Blair0113023014966.910300010
Greg Eden00100007608.604100000
Peter Mata'utia0019513618884.901100112
Cory Aston0022442510484.811200000
Liam Watts00335900231064.601100071
Adam Milner002249218384.802000001
Daniel Smith0030620012484.000000021
Jesse Sene-Lafao0020041013695.301000010
Interchanges
Mike McMeeken0026336014765.400300040
Nathan Massey0023711013614.700000000
Paul McShane0034103006162.704000001
Grant Millington0014221016895.600100020
Matthew Cook0016221011948.500000010
Chris Clarkson00720005275.400000000
Stats Key
  • T: Tries
  • TA: Try Assists
  • TC: Tackles
  • MT: Marker Tackles
  • MIT: Missed Tackles
  • TB: Tackle Busts
  • AT: Attacking Kicks
  • C: Carries
  • M: Metres
  • AG: Average Gain
  • CB: Clean Break
  • DR: Run From Dummy Half
  • E: Errors
  • FT: Forty Twenty
  • G: Goals
  • MG: Missed Goals
  • OF: Offload
  • P: Penalties
  • YC: Yellow Card
  • RC: Red Card