• Castleford Tigers
  • 16 - 14

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Castleford Tigers
  • HT 08 - 06
  • Leeds Rhinos
18th April 2022 | KO 15:00 | Mend-A-Hose Jungle | Betfred Super League

Castleford Tigers Fan Information

Tickets and travel for Leeds Rhinos Easter Monday fixture against Castleford Tigers will be available to purchase online at tickets.therhinos.co.uk and over the phone on 0371 423 1315 from 10am on Wednesday 2nd March.

Information regarding COVID restrictions at the stadium


Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers would like to remind all spectators they are responsible for ensuring that themselves and everyone in their party who maybe experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, DO NOT travel to The Mend-A-Hose Jungle on match day.

What are the match day ticket prices and which areas of the ground are available to purchase / preferable area for Leeds Rhinos Fans to purchase?

Rhinos fans normally stand at the Railway end of the stadium.

Ticket prices do increase on matchday by £4 for adults and £2 for Concessions.

  • £26 Adult
  • £16 Seniors Citizens (60+)
  • £16 Full Time Students
  • £16 Juniors

*Junior Season Ticket holders can only receive their ticket for £5 direct from Leeds Rhinos in advance of Match Day.

Where can fans buy tickets on match day?

Tickets can be purchased directly from the turnstiles with both cash and card options available.


Where is the collection point for fans to collect tickets?

Castleford Tigers ticket collection point is at the Ticket office which is located at side of the training pitch.



What time do the turnstiles open and which turnstiles would Leeds Rhinos Fans be best to use?

Turnstiles will open at 1:30pm, and Castleford Tigers ask that all travelling fans please use Princess Street turnstiles


How much are your match day programmes and where can these be purchased from?

Programmes will be available for £2 and are sold inside and outside the ground.



What parking (if any) is available for cars at the stadium and is there a cost? (please state if need to pre-book and how OR whether it is only available on the day)

At the ground on a first come first served basis priced at £5. Please be aware parking has a limited capacity

Where is the coach parking and is there a cost?

No coach parking available at the ground due to this game being broadcast on SKY.



What food is available to purchase at the stadium and where are the food concessions?

Multiple food vendors around the ground selling a range of food.



What bars are open for Leeds Rhinos Fans to purchase drinks from?

All bars are available to Leeds fans with a bottle bar available on the terrace at the Railway end.



Are there any other food or drink recommendations prior to entering the ground that you would like us to promote?

Real ale bar in the fan zone and curry street kitchen outside the fanzone behind the main stand.

What match entertainment is taking place on the pitch prior to kick off and from what time?

  • A disco and live band will play in the fanzone before the game.
  • On the pitch before the main game Castleford’s Dancers will perform a dance routine.
  • At half time a number of lucky fans take part in Dizzy Dropgoals on the pitch.
  • After the game a disco and band will continue in the Fanzone area, and the 2nd SKY game (Hull FC v Warrington Wolves) will be on in the legends lounge.

Any other information that would be good to promote to Leeds Rhinos fans ahead of the match?

All travelling fans are advised to check on the latest team and match news via their clubs web sites.

Leeds Rhinos – www.therhinos.co.uk

Castleford Tigers – www.castlefordtigers.com

Purchasing Tickets over the Easter Weekend

  • Online: Tickets will be available online via tickets.therhinos.co.uk until 10am on Saturday 16th April.
  • In person: Leeds Rhinos Ticket Office is currently not open for in person sales on non-match days.
  • Tickets will be available to purchase in person on match night at the Rhinos v Huddersfield home game on Thursday 14th April.
  • Leeds Rhinos Club Shop at Headingley Stadium will be selling tickets on Saturday 16th April (10am-4pm).
  • After 4pm on Saturday 16th April all ticket sales will be directly from Castleford Tigers.

Collecting Tickets

Tickets ordered from Leeds Rhinos can no longer be sent out in the post due to the Bank Holiday weekend and must now be collected. Tickets will be available to collect in the following ways:

  • Wednesday 13th April – Leeds Rhinos Ticket Office Transfer Windows – 10:30am to 3:30pm
  • Thursday 14th April – Leeds Rhinos Ticket Office – 10:30am to 20 minutes after the final whistle of Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants.
  • Saturday 16th April – Leeds Rhinos Club Shop – 10am to 4pm.

After 4pm on Saturday 16th April all uncollected tickets will be taken to Castleford Tigers to collect from their Ticket Office and will be available approximately 1 hour before kick off.


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SL.Rd9. Tigers v Rhinos. Mon18thApril2022. © MATTHEW MERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY (1)

Leeds Rhinos were involved in another tight clash on Easter Monday as Jamie Jones-Buchanan’s side lost out 16-14 to Castleford Tigers at Wheldon Road. Rhyse Martin scored all the points for the visitors, who brought the game level at 8-8 just before the hour mark.

Interim head coach Jamie Jones-Buchanan made a handful of changes following the 20-20 draw against Huddersfield four days before, introducing younger players to the Rhinos’ lineup. Jack Sinfield and Max Simpson, who have both impressed for the Under-18s and Reserves, made their professional debuts, while Jarrod O’Connor was also reintroduced at loose forward in place of Matt Prior. Bodene Thompson was also among the changes, the forward making his first appearance in over a month.

An early mistake from the Tigers was inviting for Leeds. The home side tried to exposure the Rhinos’ edge defence but Jake Mamo’s pass went straight over the sideline. A strong set followed for the visitors and although Blake Austin forced a goal line drop out, Leeds couldn’t punish the team in amber and black.

They would rue that opportunity as James Clare opened the scoring on eight minutes. A penalty for offside was disappointing after Leeds had completed another good set, but on their home ground, the Tigers spread the ball across the line for Kenny Edwards, who offloaded away for Clare. The winger took the ball off the floor and ran a strong line back in field to score the opening try.

More pressure on the Rhinos followed as they lost Austin to a failed HIA and Castleford had three consecutive sets on their try line. Clever kicks from Jake Trueman and Joe Westerman tried to punish Jones-Buchanan’s side but Leeds dug deep and forced a poor pass from Niall Evalds to break the Tigers’ momentum.

With the run of play, the Tigers did add to their lead thanks to a piece of good individual skill from Paul McShane. The hooker made the initial break from a Liam Watts offload, but as he passed away to Mamo, the centre then tried to feed Evalds who was swallowed up by Ash Handley in a great try saving effort. It temporarily prevented the inevitable though as McShane produced a pin point kick for Olpherts to score in the corner. O’Brien missed both conversions to make the score 8-0.

After Trueman had a try disallowed – the video referee Robert Hicks judging that Clare had batted Castleford’s fifth tackle kick forward – Leeds were allowed a look back into the game thanks to errors from the Tigers. Brad Dwyer, who had been introduced to the action for Austin, had two good chances but both came up short, while Kruise Leeming was also starting to work his way into the contest with some good kicks and drives.

On the brink of half time, the Rhinos finally got a break through as Rhyse Martin touched down with seconds remaining in the half. Mahe Fonua was penalised for impeding James Bentley at marker, which forced referee Liam Moore to turn possession over. Jarrod O’Connor and James Donaldson both came close to getting the ball over the whitewash but it was Sinfield’s great dab kick into the in goal area that caught Mamo out. The centre couldn’t take the bouncing ball in and Martin was there to get a hand to it just in time. The second rower converted to cut the home side’s half time lead to 8-6.


Castleford’s errors continued into the second half and the home side gave Leeds some good scoring opportunities. Early in the new 40 minutes, Fonua lost the ball under pressure from Simpson and with ball in hand, Leeming was unlucky not to find Dwyer with his grubber kick

Gannon was also denied a great opportunity by Edwards, who made a try saving tackle on the youngster close to the try line, before a knock on by Westerman saw Bentley pick the ball up and race into the backfield. Evalds made the crucial tackle to stop the back rower but two plays later, Donaldson was hit high by Nathan Massey and Martin slotted the subsequent penalty goal to tie the game up  at 8-8.

With the game in the balance, there was a feeling that either team could take the spoils but Leeds took a hit when Bentley was sin binned for a dangerous high shot on Daniel Smith. Like Martin had done minutes earlier, O’Brien stepped up and slotted the two points to edge Castleford back in front once more.

Following a strip on Mamo by Dwyer, Castleford looked to have broken the Leeds line again. Their energetic number four Mamo managed to get the ball out for Olpherts to score, but on further review, it was clear that the ball had been lost in the tackle, not offloaded. Still Castleford kept coming and they finally made the game winning break through, thanks to Trueman. Having been relatively quiet all game, the half back managed to get himself through the Rhinos’ line and offload away for Watts’ who charged 20 metres to score under the posts. O’Brien converted to restore the home side’s eight point advantage.

Even though Watts’ try looked to be the game clincher, Leeds played until the final hooter and almost gave themselves a chance for the win. With three minutes to go, a nice sweeping move from Leeming and Sinfield opened up space for Martin on the edge, who then released Handley down the sideline. The winger returned the pass inside for Martin to score his second of the game, plus he also converted from the touchline to set up a grand stand finish. Even though they got the ball back from the restart, an error from Gannon ended the game; Castleford taking home the two league points.

Team Performance







Player Performance

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Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards