Castleford 52-16 Leigh: Tigers maul Centurions on return to the Jungle

Castleford Tigers rating 9 tries on their return to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle; Derrell Opherts scores two of Castleford’s 9 tries; Leigh Centurions stay winless on this season’s Tremendous League

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See all of the motion from the Mend-A-Hose Jungle as Castleford ran riot towards Leigh

See all of the motion from the Mend-A-Hose Jungle as Castleford ran riot towards Leigh

Castleford Tigers turned on the type on their long-awaited return to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle with a nine-try present to sink struggling Leigh Centurions and lengthen their 100 per cent begin to the brand new Tremendous League season.

Enjoying of their house stadium for the primary time since October, Daryl Powell’s males had been cruel with Derrell Olpherts crossing twice and Paul McShane kicking six conversions in an emphatic 52-16 success.

Three late comfort tries, together with from former Tigers duo Jordan Thompson and Ben Reynolds, will come as little solace to Leigh head coach John Duffy, whose evolving aspect confirmed few indicators of reversing their still-winless begin to the brand new marketing campaign.

Any lingering notion that Cas’s Golden Level Problem Cup win over Hull KR final week might need sapped their energy was swiftly dispatched by prop Liam Watts, who barged via the center within the fourth minute, shrugging off Leigh full-back Ryan Brierley to open the scoring.

The hosts’ power ranges would show unrelenting, Daniel Smith forcing his approach over on the foot of the put up previous to the final of Gareth O’Brien’s two conversions, and Olpherts diving over on the correct, with McShane making it 18-0 earlier than the half-hour mark.

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McShane despatched Greg Eden over on the brief aspect as Cas prolonged their result in 24-0, Niall Evalds crossed after Grant Millington’s unselfish offload, and Cas rounded off the primary half with the perfect of the lot, Michael Shenton ending off a flashy transfer on the left earlier than McShane’s third conversion made it 34-0 on the break.

Nonetheless feeling their approach within the prime flight, Duffy had handed former St Helens centre Josh Simm his debut after signing a short-term deal, and would additionally introduce James Bell and Nathan Peats for his or her respective debuts.

They got scant likelihood to make an impression although, as Cas continued the place they left off after the break with Jordan Turner crossing for attempt quantity seven, once more transformed by McShane.

Leigh no less than averted the whitewash when Thompson bundled over on the correct, and might need hoped for extra after Cas had been diminished to 12 males when Jesse Sene-Lefao was sin-binned for a late sort out.

Removed from taking benefit, Leigh had been as a substitute caught out and Eden’s intelligent fast faucet despatched the spectacular Olpherts galloping over underneath the posts to make it 44-4.

McShane kicked the best of conversions and repeated the feat after Jake Trueman introduced up the 50-point mark as Powell’s males confirmed no signal of dipping their spectacular power ranges.

Reynolds and Brierley scored additional comfort tries for Leigh late on, each transformed by Reynolds, however they might not disguise the evident points confronting Duffy’s males over the months forward.

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