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Castleford Tigers 41-0 Catalans Dragons

Sunday 15th April 2018
KO: 15:30 - Round: 11

41-0 FT

HT: 19 0

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Michael Shenton, James Clare, Paul McShane (2), Joe Wardle, Oliver Holmes (2),

  • Goals
    Luke Gale (6),

  • Drop GoalsLuke Gale,

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Castleford Tigers eased past bottom-placed Catalans Dragons to record a 41-0 victory and move into Betfred Super League’s top four.

The Dragons avoided relegation by winning the Million Pound Game last year but are destined for another battle to avoid the drop after just two wins so far this season.

After letting a 21-0 lead slip against Wigan Warriors last week, Catalans appeared devoid of confidence as a Luke Gale-inspired Castleford hit top form on his return from injury.

The England scrum-half laid on all three first-half tries with smart kicks and finished the afternoon with 13 points.

Paul McShane and Oliver Holmes both crossed twice for the Tigers while Michael Shenton, James Clare and Joe Wardle each scored once in a record Super League win over the Dragons.

Dragons coach Steve McNamara said: “That performance was unacceptable. I thought we made big strides the last couple of weeks but we took a huge step backwards today.

“There’s plenty of games left. We’ve got to start winning some games but to start winning some games we’ve got to start playing better than we did.

"Today was deeply, deeply disappointing for everyone involved."

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “We’ve had to really work hard but we’re in a good position now.

“We’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel of what this team can become. Every year a team is a little bit different, and the signs are really positive for us at the moment.”

  • 69: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 68: TRY! scored for Castleford by Oliver Holmes
  • 65: TRY! scored for Castleford by Joe Wardle
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 48: TRY! scored for Castleford by James Clare
  • 46: TRY! scored for Castleford by Paul McShane
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 40: Goal scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 24: TRY! scored for Castleford by Oliver Holmes
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 20: TRY! scored for Castleford by Michael Shenton
  • 15: TRY! scored for Castleford by Paul McShane
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • Key Performers

    James Clare

    Clean Breaks 4
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Castleford Tigers 7
    Catalans Dragons 0

    Goals:

    Castleford Tigers 6
    Catalans Dragons 0

    METRES:

    Castleford Tigers 1382
    Catalans Dragons 858

    CARRIES:

    Castleford Tigers 204
    Catalans Dragons 154

    TACKLES:

    Castleford Tigers 317
    Catalans Dragons 352

    OFFLOADS:

    Castleford Tigers 8
    Catalans Dragons 8

    PENALTIES:

    Castleford Tigers 8
    Catalans Dragons 7

    BREAKS:

    Castleford Tigers 10
    Catalans Dragons 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Oliver Holmes 2 0 33 7 0 3 0 17 82 4.82 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul McShane 2 0 38 7 0 3 5 8 42 5.25 2 6 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Wardle 1 0 15 4 1 2 0 7 40 5.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James Clare 1 1 3 1 1 4 1 11 81 7.36 4 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Michael Shenton 1 1 6 1 0 3 0 18 125 6.94 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Cook 0 0 19 6 1 4 1 9 85 9.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Milner 0 1 28 4 4 1 0 16 97 6.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Mike McMeeken 0 0 28 8 1 5 0 20 149 7.45 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Grant Millington 0 0 17 4 2 4 0 16 104 6.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Foster 0 0 18 4 2 0 0 3 17 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 18 3 2 1 0 13 88 6.77 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Watts 0 0 28 7 0 1 0 17 113 6.65 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Luke Gale 0 2 18 1 0 1 11 10 46 4.60 0 0 1 0 6 1 1 2
    Ben Roberts 0 1 16 1 2 1 1 8 70 8.75 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Webster 0 0 22 5 1 3 0 7 41 5.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Minikin 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 10 91 9.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Trueman 0 1 7 0 1 3 0 14 111 7.93 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    David Mead 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 7 27 3.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Iain Thornley 0 0 28 3 7 0 0 5 17 3.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jodie Broughton 0 0 6 1 1 1 0 12 57 4.75 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 7 1 0 3 0 16 80 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Fouad Yaha 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 10 47 4.70 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Samisoni Langi 0 0 19 3 5 1 2 10 54 5.40 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Gigot 0 0 18 1 4 0 5 4 19 4.75 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Mickael Simon 0 0 34 5 5 3 0 11 67 6.09 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Michael McIlorum 0 0 28 5 7 0 1 3 11 3.67 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 28 3 1 1 0 7 41 5.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 28 2 1 0 0 10 60 6.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 23 4 1 4 0 16 101 6.31 1 3 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 44 8 3 1 0 10 55 5.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 27 7 0 0 0 7 67 9.57 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 20 2 4 1 0 15 88 5.87 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Thibault Margalet 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 6 28 4.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 22 3 0 0 0 5 39 7.80 0 4 1 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