Wakefield 12-18 Castleford: Tigers again to successful methods as they lengthen their successful streak over Trinity


Tries from George Griffin, Jordan Turner, Michael Shenton and Peter Mata’utia noticed Castleford to victory towards a decided Wakefield

Final Up to date: 16/06/21 10:19pm


Suaia Matagi takes on the Wakefield defence.

Castleford ended their four-match dropping run in Tremendous League with an 18-12 overcome Wakefield to increase their sequence of wins over their near-neighbours to fifteen.

The Problem Cup finalists held a tenuous 10-6 lead at half-time however bossed the present after the break, ultimately scoring 4 tries to 2, to go away Chris Chester nonetheless in search of his first derby win as Trinity coach.

The victory got here at a value, nonetheless, with half-back Gareth O’Brien heading for the altering rooms earlier than half-time on crutches after falling awkwardly after kicking the ball.

Wakefield additionally suffered a serious-looking damage simply earlier than the break, with centre Invoice Tupou carried from the sphere on a stretcher, additionally with a knee damage.

O’Brien is now a doubt for Wembley, with the ultimate towards St Helens only a month away, whereas Tupou appears sure to overlook out on choice for the Mixed Nations All Stars, who play England on Friday week.

Castleford's George Griffin touches down to score a try against Wakefield

Castleford’s George Griffin touches down to attain a strive towards Wakefield

Wakefield, who haven’t crushed the Tigers since February 2015, had England winger Tom Johnstone again from a two-month lay-off with concussion points and have been additionally boosted by the return of forwards Kelepi Tanginoa and Matty Ashurst.

They made a acutely aware effort to get the ball out to Johnstone however their passing was wayward at instances and each groups reverted to extra direct ways of driving the ball by means of the center.

Wakefield's Bill Tupou is stretchered from the field after an injury against Castleford

Wakefield’s Invoice Tupou is stretchered from the sphere after an damage towards Castleford

Defences have been properly on high all through the primary half, though the introduction from the bench of the ball-handling abilities of David Fifita (Wakefield) and Liam Watts (Castleford) helped pep up each groups’ assault.

The Tigers opened the scoring halfway by means of the primary half when prop George Griffin received the chase to Paul McShane’s grubber kick on the final sort out.

Richardson transformed the strive however Wakefield skipper Jacob Miller crossed 4 minutes later, jinking his approach to the road after a break by centre Reece Lyne had break up the guests’ defence open to arrange the place.

David Fifita is tackled by Castleford's Paul McShane

David Fifita is tackled by Castleford’s Paul McShane

Mason Lino’s purpose made it 6-6 however Castleford struck six minutes earlier than the break when centre Peter Mata’utia broke from his personal half to create house for winger Jordan Turner, who beat three defenders on his approach to the nook for his thirteenth strive of the season.

With Turner transferring into the halves instead of O’Brien and doing an admirable job, Castleford continued to look the extra harmful facet within the second half.

Substitute Joe Arundel pulled off an amazing last-ditch sort out to disclaim winger Derrell Olpherts however full-back Max Jowitt gifted a attempt to Tigers captain Michael Shenton when he fumbled Richardson’s kick behind his personal line.

Jordan Turner fights through Wakefield's defences to score a try

Jordan Turner fights by means of Wakefield’s defences to attain a strive

That prolonged the guests’ result in 14-6 and there was no manner again for Trinity when Mata’utia took Turner’s cross to cross for his facet’s fourth strive on the hour.

Richardson may land just one conversion, although, and Miller touched down Lino’s kick for his second strive 12 minutes from the tip to provide Castleford coach Daryl Powell a nervous wait earlier than he may rejoice his workforce’s seventh successive win at Belle Vue.





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