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Match Report – Castleford 6 – 60 Leeds


The rhinos inflict the worst defeat of Daryl Powell’s reign at Castleford; Tom Briscoe and Kruise Leeming have scored twice each, while Jack Broadbent, Richie Myler, Luke Briscoe, Konrad Hurrell, Brad Dwyer, Morgan Gannon and Luke Gale have all also had tries at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

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Match Report - Castleford 6 - 60 Leeds



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Highlights of Betfred Super League clash between Castleford and Leeds

Highlights of Betfred Super League clash between Castleford and Leeds

Leeds skipper Luke Gale led the torment of his former club as the Rhinos found their best form of the season to rout Castleford 60-6.

Gale, back in the jungle for the first time since moving to Leeds at the end of the 2019 season, was in the midst of a sparkling 11-try performance against an abject Tigers side.

The Rhinos had scored 90 points in their first seven games of the season but scored 32 before halftime and 17-year-old forward Morgan Gannon helped mark the half-century with his first try for the club in the 68th minute.

Konrad Hurrell was among the try-scorers as Leeds put 60 points ahead of Castleford on Friday

Konrad Hurrell was among the try-scorers as Leeds put 60 points ahead of Castleford on Friday

By this time, local fans among the 4000 spectators had started to head for the exits, disgusted by their team’s dismal efforts.

Castleford started the season with three straight wins, but will advance to the Challenge Cup semi-final next Saturday against Warrington after three straight losses.

Cas's home loss was coach Daryl Powell's biggest loss in charge

Cas’s home loss was coach Daryl Powell’s biggest loss in charge

They had backed Liam Watts after a two-game suspension, but were without Jake Trueman, Oliver Holmes and captain Michael Shenton and winger Greg Eden at the back in the absence of Niall Evalds and Gareth O’Brien.

Eden was taken out midway through the first half with his side trailing 16-6 and scrum-half Danny Richardson was also substituted six minutes before half-time, when the Tigers fell further to 32-6 .

Still, it started off so promisingly for the home side when Jordan Turner overtook a wrong-footed Konrad Hurrell to score the first down after just two minutes and Richardson added the conversion to give them a 6-0 lead. .

It was as good as it was for Castleford, however, as Gale and full-back Richie Myler started running the show.

Former Castleford man Luke Gale was also among the night's try-scorers

Former Castleford man Luke Gale was also among the night’s try-scorers

Myler provided the final assists for two tries in six minutes for Tom Briscoe, a superb makeshift center, and left winger Jack Broadbent, who replaced injured Ash Handley.

Right winger Luke Briscoe and second rower Alex Mellor both came close as the Rhinos kept up the pressure and it came to light in the 19th minute when prop Matt Prior got rid of the tackle to get hooker Kruise Leeming for the first of his two tries.

Leeds, whose penchant for stealing the ball helped them dominate possession, found more joy on the right edge of Castleford when Tom Briscoe passed Myler on his fourth try in 24 minutes.

And the procession continued as Rhyse Martin’s long pass passed Luke Briscoe on the other turn and Leeming completed a Broadbent break for his second try, Martin making his fourth conversion.

Castleford’s humiliation continued into the second half as robust Leeds center Hurrell crushed the ball on their defense and easily won the race to touch down for his side’s seventh try.

Brad Dwyer scored one of Leeds Rhinos' 11 tries in the game

Brad Dwyer scored one of Leeds Rhinos’ 11 tries in the game

Tigers coach Daryl Powell was forced into another reshuffle when winger James Clare left for a head injury assessment, which saw hooker Paul McShane go from running back to flank.

Leeds weren’t able to keep rugby flowing from the first half but still managed to keep the scoreboard running as substitute hooker Brad Dwyer made his way through- over the dummy half and Gannon pounced on a loose ball for his first try in senior rugby.

Myler fed Tom Briscoe for his second try and Hurrell cleared to push Gale over the Rhinos’ 11th try and Martin increased his goal tally to eight.





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