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Castleford Tigers match reports and previews Super League

Report: Young wingers shine for Tigers

GILLCastleford Tigers 56-0 Featherstone Rovers

Sunday afternoon saw Castleford thrash neighbours Featherstone Rovers 56-0 at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle with young Tigers wingers Kieran Gill and Lewis Carr both crossing for hat-tricks.

A team with a mix of experienced first-teamers, youngsters and newly-signed reserves made the short trip to the Tigers while their hosts, much like Fev, had a mix of first-team experience and youth in their ranks. Cas showed their Super League class with some excellent finishing while demonstrating their defensive steel in keeping the Betfred Championship team scoreless over the eighty minutes.

That, perhaps, will have pleased head coach Daryl Powell most with the boss having outlined his desire for his team to improve their toughness and mental strength on the pitch in a bid to compete in the big matches. While academy wingers Carr and Gill – the latter has signed a season-long loan deal which will see him play for Newcastle in 2019 – shone and will get the plaudits, James Clare (2), Jake Sweeting and Calum Turner crossed for the Super League side. Greg Minikin also scored after starting the match in the centres as the former York man aims to impress Powell sufficiently to be Jake Webster’s replacement as one of the Tigers’ two first-choice centres.

 

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