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Match Report – Wakefield 12-18 Castleford


George Griffin, Jordan Turner, Michael Shenton and Peter Mata’utia tries out saw Castleford take the win over determined Wakefield

Last update: 06/16/21 10:28 PM



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Highlights of the Super League clash between Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity

Highlights of the Super League clash between Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity

Castleford ended their four-game losing streak in the Super League with an 18-12 triumph over Wakefield to extend their winning streak over their close neighbors to 15.

The Challenge Cup finalists held a slim 10-6 halftime lead but dominated the show after the break, eventually scoring four tries against two, leaving Chris Chester still on the hunt for his first derby victory in as a coach of Trinity.

The win came at a cost, however, with half-back Gareth O’Brien heading to the locker room before half-time on crutches after awkwardly falling after kicking the ball.

Wakefield also suffered a seemingly serious injury just before the break, with center Bill Tupou carried off the field on a stretcher, also with a knee injury.

O’Brien is now uncertain for Wembley, with the final against St Helens a month away, while Tupou looks certain to miss the selection for the Combined Nations All Stars, which will face England on Friday week.

George Griffin of Castleford lands to score a try against Wakefield

George Griffin of Castleford lands to score a try against Wakefield

Wakefield, who hasn’t beaten the Tigers since February 2015, saw England winger Tom Johnstone come back from a two-month layoff with concussion issues and was also boosted by the return of forwards Kelepi Tanginoa and Matty Ashurst.

They made a conscious effort to send the ball to Johnstone, but their passing was sometimes finicky and both teams reverted to more direct tactics of driving the ball into the middle.

Wakefield's Bill Tupou is stretched from the pitch after injury against Castleford

Wakefield’s Bill Tupou is stretched from the pitch after injury against Castleford

Defenses were on top throughout the first half, although the introduction from the bench of the ball-handling skills of David Fifita (Wakefield) and Liam Watts (Castleford) helped energize the attacking team. two teams.

The Tigers opened the scoring midway through the first half when prop George Griffin won the Paul McShane kick chase on the final tackle.

Richardson converted the try but Wakefield skipper Jacob Miller crossed four minutes later, making his way to the line after a break from center Reece Lyne who had opened up the visitors’ defense to set up position.

David Fifita is tackled by Paul McShane of Castleford

David Fifita is tackled by Paul McShane of Castleford

Mason Lino’s goal brings the score to 6-6, but Castleford struck six minutes before the break as center Peter Mata’utia broke away from his own half to create space for winger Jordan Turner , who beat three defenders on his way to the corner for his 13th try of the season.

With Turner entering halftime in place of O’Brien and doing an admirable job, Castleford continued to look on the more dangerous side in the second half.

Substitute Joe Arundel pulled off a massive tackle of last resort to stop winger Derrell Olpherts, but full-back Max Jowitt offered Tigers captain Michael Shenton a try when he missed Richardson’s kick from behind his own line.

Jordan Turner battles Wakefield defenses to score try

Jordan Turner battles Wakefield defenses to score try

This brought the visitors’ lead to 14-6 and Trinity had no way of coming back as Mata’utia took Turner’s pass to cross for his team’s fourth down on time.

Richardson was only able to get one conversion, however, and Miller hit Lino’s kick for his second try with 12 minutes remaining to give Castleford coach Daryl Powell a nervous wait before he could. celebrate his team’s seventh consecutive victory at Belle Vue.





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