Castleford Tigers 54-4 Wigan Warriors

Saturday 29th April 2017
KO: 19:00 - Round: 12

54-4 FT

HT: 26 4

Attendance: 9,333

Official: R Hicks

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Adam Milner, Michael Shenton, Matt Cook, Mike McMeeken, Greg Minikin 2, Luke Gale, Grant Millington, Jake Webster,

  • Goals
    Luke Gale 8, Paul McShane,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Sam Powell,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Castleford Tigers returned to the top of the Betfred Super League table with a thumping victory against Wigan Warriors.

The Tigers had eight different try-scorers and scored nine in total while they allowed just a solitary Sam Powell effort against a side who would also have gone top with a victory.

Adam Milner crossed in the first minute to get things started, with Luke Gale adding the first of his eight goals.

Michael Shenton added a second try inside the opening 10 minutes and a couple of Gale kicks followed before Powell made it 14-4 when he crossed in the 25th minute.

That was as good as it got for Wigan and by half-time Matt Cook and Mike McMeeken had added further tries.

It took six minutes of the second half for Greg Minikin to grab the first of his two tries before Gale, Grant Millington and Jake Webster all touched down before the hour mark.

Minikin rounded off the try scoring in the 71st minute and Paul McShane added the two points.

Wigan's day went from bad to worse as George Williams suffered a knee injury that will rule him out of next Saturday's Test match against Samoa.

Warriors coach Shaun Wane said: "It's not acceptable. They were too good for us. There are no excuses from us about personel.

"The players are hurting. We got absolutely schooled. We need to have a real positive week and bounce back for Salford."

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: "I thought they were superb from start to finish. It was tough for them losing a couple of blokes and, when they were down to 12, we hit them pretty hard and executed pretty well.

"I didn't expect us to get away from Wigan like that. We started the game so positively and defensively we were on the money so I'm obviously delighted with the way the players went about their work."

 

  • 71: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Paul McShane
  • 71: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Minikin
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 57: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jake Webster
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 52: TRY! scored for Castleford by Grant Millington
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 49: TRY! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 46: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Minikin
  • 31: TRY! scored for Castleford by Mike McMeeken
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 27: TRY! scored for Castleford by Matt Cook
  • 27: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 25: TRY! scored for Wigan by Sam Powell
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 8: TRY! scored for Castleford by Michael Shenton
  • 1: TRY! scored for Castleford by Adam Milner
  • 1: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • Key Performers

    Michael Shenton

    Metres 177
    5 5
    Clean Breaks 3

    Mike McMeeken

    Metres 179
    5 5
    Clean Breaks 3

    Jesse Sene-Lafao

    Offloads 6
    5 5

    Sean O'Loughlin

    Offloads 4
    5 5

    Tom Davies

    Metres 151
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Castleford Tigers 9
    Wigan Warriors 1

    Goals:

    Castleford Tigers 9
    Wigan Warriors 0

    METRES:

    Castleford Tigers 1526
    Wigan Warriors 803

    CARRIES:

    Castleford Tigers 176
    Wigan Warriors 127

    TACKLES:

    Castleford Tigers 251
    Wigan Warriors 328

    OFFLOADS:

    Castleford Tigers 15
    Wigan Warriors 9

    PENALTIES:

    Castleford Tigers 6
    Wigan Warriors 8

    BREAKS:

    Castleford Tigers 13
    Wigan Warriors 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Greg Minikin 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 10 120 12.00 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Cook 1 0 30 10 2 2 0 18 120 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Adam Milner 1 0 34 7 1 0 0 6 38 6.33 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Mike McMeeken 1 1 22 4 1 6 0 17 179 10.53 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Grant Millington 1 1 27 3 2 1 0 14 107 7.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Gale 1 0 7 0 0 2 4 5 35 7.00 2 0 0 0 8 1 1 0
    Michael Shenton 1 0 9 0 0 6 0 14 177 12.64 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Webster 1 0 11 4 0 0 0 10 73 7.30 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Joel Monaghan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 14 4.67 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Junior Moors 0 0 22 3 1 2 0 16 103 6.44 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Rangi Chase 0 1 12 3 2 5 1 12 89 7.42 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul McShane 0 2 25 3 0 3 0 5 73 14.60 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 1
    Nathan Massey 0 0 25 5 2 1 0 11 69 6.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 13 2 1 1 0 14 80 5.71 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 1
    Ben Roberts 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 3 31 10.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Eden 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 7 71 10.14 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Zak Hardaker 0 1 6 0 0 5 0 11 147 13.36 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Sam Powell 1 0 19 5 1 1 5 2 18 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Frank-Paul Nuuausala 0 0 30 3 1 1 0 5 40 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Liam Marshall 0 0 7 0 2 4 0 9 72 8.00 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    George Williams 0 0 11 0 4 1 3 4 23 5.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Anthony Gelling 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 12 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Burgess 0 0 21 2 4 0 1 6 32 5.33 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Davies 0 0 7 1 2 2 0 17 151 8.88 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Escare 0 0 5 0 4 0 1 8 60 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
    Mike McIlorum 0 0 29 3 2 0 0 1 6 6.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Flower 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 8 37 4.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 23 4 2 1 0 9 21 2.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Liam Farrell 0 0 37 12 3 0 0 12 68 5.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 1 26 2 0 0 1 10 34 3.40 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 20 2 1 0 0 7 58 8.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 29 8 4 0 0 15 108 7.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    William Isa 0 0 16 4 4 1 0 9 52 5.78 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Ganson 0 0 22 3 1 0 0 3 11 3.67 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties

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