League
Classy Cas run riot again, Wakefield late show sinks Salford
LEAGUE

Classy Cas run riot again, Wakefield late show sinks Salford

LEAGUE
TABODDS
Castleford Tigers appear unstoppable in Super League at present and both Greg Minikin and Greg Eden again proved prolific at Widnes.
LEAGUE
TABODDS

The phenomenal form of Greg Minikin and Greg Eden continued as Super League's great entertainers, Castleford Tigers, maintained their 100 per cent start to the 2017 season with a resounding 34-0 victory at Widnes Vikings.

The Tigers have been lauded for their eye-catching displays at the beginning of the campaign - a 66-10 thrashing of Leeds Rhinos last week, which featured hat-tricks for Minikin and Eden, earning particularly high praise.

And although Widnes started strongly at the Select Security Stadium on Sunday, the Vikings were ultimately blown away as Castleford produced another devastating exhibition of attacking play to reclaim top spot from Wigan Warriors.

Minikin and Eden each crossed twice and both men now boast eight tries this term.

Following a scoreless opening quarter, Daryl Powell's men seized control with 22 unanswered points before the interval, a brace for Minikin preceding touchdowns for Michael Shenton - the 100th of the experienced centre's career - and Eden.

Matt Cook and Eden then went over in the second half, Luke Gale converting five of his side's six tries to ensure Cas took their points tally to 174 from four matches.

Sunday's other match saw Wakefield Trinity edge out Salford Red Devils 24-22 in a thrilling finish. Both sides gave up 10-point leads, with Reece Lyne's second try - in the 78th minute - levelling the scores before Sam Williams nailed a decisive touchline conversion.


In his programme notes ahead of the game, Wakefield chairman Michael Carter revealed the club will leave their Belle Vue home at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Jodie Broughton and Greg Bird will each undergo surgery next week after picking up injuries in Catalans Dragons' 46-10 defeat to Leeds Rhinos at Headingley on Thursday.

Broughton faces four to six months out with a torn biceps, while former Australia and New South Wales forward Bird is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks after breaking a thumb.

Share this article

Features

Latest stories

EPL

Nineteen years and counting – Barry's record-breaking Premier League career in Opta numbers

EPL

Barry to break Giggs' Premier League appearance record

tennis

US Open finalists Stephens and Keys suffer first-round Wuhan defeats

football

Zidane has faith in Real Madrid style

football

Suso pens AC Milan extension until 2022

basketball

Isaiah Thomas injury update: Cavaliers hope newcomer ready by January

basketball

Cavaliers hopeful of January return for Thomas

football

Real Madrid injuries will make no difference, says Bosz

football

A waste of time - Klopp baffled by media questions ahead of Champions League tie

basketball

Knicks make Anthony trade to Thunder official

football

Football Association backs Glenn over Sampson sacking

football

Juventus to appeal against fine, Agnelli ban issued by FIGC

MoreLess
Back to Top