As it happened: Castleford Tigers record 28-14 win at home to St Helens
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18:212 years ago

FULL TIME: Castleford Tigers 28-14 St Helens

Castleford run out winners at The Jungle in today's only Super League game. It's been a great game in total, Castlefield completely dominated the first half earning three quick tries, although St Helens got one back before the whistle went.

Cheyse Blair scored the first try of the second half, good play once again got the ball all the way across on the right, and he twisted his way through and touched down just over the line. Danny Richardson then scored two penalties to make it 22-4 and stop any chances for Saints to get back into it. Saints pulled one back through Jack Welsby, but it was soon equalled.

Lots of tries in quick succession at the end, and Luke Thompson got a consolation for St Helens that was converted

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18:192 years ago

Full Time: Castleford

79' Clock stopped with a Cas player down
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78' A consollation try for St Helens, with Luke Thompson touching down in acres of space and it is converted
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77' If it stays as it is, then it's Castleford's biggest ever win against St Helens
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TRY Castleford!

75' Try given on the field, it goes to the video assistant Rob Hicks. The ball is kicked forward and it just kicked again and put down by Trueman. It's converted and it's now 28-8
18:102 years ago

Try for St Helens!

72' Jack Welsby received the ball on the left and comfortable slides over the try-line
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72' Not long left, St Helens not doing anything with their chances. Despite a miracle, it will be a comfortable win for Cas
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Castleford 22-4 St Helens

Danny Richardson converts again
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68' Penalty again for Cas in a similar position
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66' Mistake for Saints that sums up how they have been currently, played out wide but it is fumbled and the ball goes out of play
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66' There's less than a quarter of an hour to go, surely Saints can't get back into this?
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65' Castleford 20-4 St Helens

Robes catches Trueman high in front of the sticks and Richardson takes the two to give Castleford a 16 point link
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63' St Helens scrum around half way
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61' That try has definitely given Castleford some more security on what was already a game they were under control of.

The Saints just simply haven't been able to break down Cas, and haven't been good enough going forwards

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59' Amor and Robes are on for Knowles and Smith for St Helens
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58' Failed conversion again for Castleford
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It's against the run of play, but Castleford get their fourth try of the game! Cheyse Blair breaks through the backline and touches down just over the line. 18-4!
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55' LMS' sin bin is over and he is back on the pitch
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55' Saints keep trying to find a way back into this game, but Castleford Tigers have been absolutely immense and St Helens are struggling to break them down
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54' More strong work from Cas defending near the line, Saints are forced back a couple of times and kick it to Richardson who calmly collects.
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51' A forward pass from Castleford, resulting in a scrum on the 40m line
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49' Coote kicks one into the try area, McShane gets it and tries to force his way out but is tackled. Goal line drop out
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45' Lots of pressure from Cas, but Saints defending well and keeping them out
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Sin Bin!

LMS clatters Richardson and LMS is sent to the sin bin after cries of 'off' from the home support
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44' Castleford get a penalty

44' Castleford get a penalty after a nasty-looking late hit on Richardson
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We've started the second half here, and it hasn't taken long for a moment to talk about.

Saints have the ball down past the line, but there looked to have been an intervention by the Cas full-back and no try is given

17:192 years ago

Half Time: Castleford Tigers 14-4 St Helens

Cas have been absolutely perfect in this first half, and the score reflects that.
They opened the scoring in the 12th minute, great play from Mata'utia saw him touch the ball down over the top of his head for the try, Richardson converted to make it six.
Eight minutes later, the space opened again on the right-hand side where Saints had been weak, and a free Olpherts in the corner comfortably scored another try. This time, the conversion was missed and went just wide of the far post.
The third try of the day - just wow. Derrell Olpherts somehow kept his feet in the air and got the ball down past the line to make it 14-0. It's hard to describe in words just how great it was.
Tommy Makinson pulled one back just before the break, touching down after a great lunge to just get the ball over the line.

Saints will look to claw their way back into the game in the second half, but Castleford definitely still look the better side 

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40' Castleford Tigers 14-4 St Helens

Makinson can't convert
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39' Castleford Tigers 14-4 St Helens

Tommy Makinson opens his account for the season with a brilliant try
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39' Have Saints scored a try back here? We're off to the video Referee
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38' Saints looking a little bit better, but Cas are immense. The away side will be listening out for the whistle as they need to definitely change something in the second half to try and claw any sort of way back into the game
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34' Richardson misses his conversion but it's 14-0
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Castleford 14-0 St Helens

33' What an absolutely incredible finish by Derell Olpherts! To keep his feet up there and get the ball down was immense. It's given by the video review
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33' Has Olpherts got another here? He gets down in the same area as last time but did the ball go past the line?
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31' Daniel Smith replaces Grant Millington
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31' Matty Lees given a sin-bin and is off for 10 minutes for Saints
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31' Clock stopped at 30:00 with Rankin down on the ground
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30' Saints have perked up a bit, but still not threatening the home side too much
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26' Good kick forward by Richardson but it bounces out before anybody can get a hand to it
16:592 years ago

Challenge Cup half-time scores

It's half time in the 3pm Challenge Cup kickoffs:
  • Hull KR 18-12 Leigh Centurions
  • Newcastle Thunder 20-18 Dewsbury Rams
  • Widnes Vikings 10-10 Swinton Lions
  • York City Knights 34-0 Rochdale Hornets
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25' Letoff for Saints, Danny Richardson plays a weak pass and the away side pick the ball up whilst Cas were going forward with lots of men down the right
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24' Griffin comes off and on comes Milner for Castleford
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22' Cas are getting down the field really easily here, Saints are a team who are struggling to defend
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21' Castleford 10-0 St Helens

Richardson kicks wide from the conversion and it stays 10-0
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Good play finds Olpherts in the right-hand corner who calmly touches down for his 5th try of the season
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18' Turnover as Cas get close to breaking through but just can't penetrate the Saints' defence
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16' Grant Millington comes on for Castleford
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15' Castleford playing some lovely stuff, playing the ball well from side to side but Saints are often there to stop them at the back
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13' Castleford Tigers 6-0 St Helens

Danny Richardson converts for Castleford!
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Mata'utia scores the first try of the game, spins after he is brought down and gets it down over his head. Great try. Now can they convert...
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12' Cas still dominating here. Saints struggling to get out of their own half. Watts playing well for the Tigers
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11'Penalty for Castlefield at the 40m line
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10' Saints come close to scoring a try but the ball's just behind 
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9' Restart at 20m for Saints
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8' Saints move the ball towards the line but are penalised for obstruction
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7' Castleford have the ball down at the end, but referee Liam Moore pulls it back for obstruction
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5' Castleford win a penalty as Knowles gives a knock-on at the play of the ball for Saints
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4' Castleford play the ball in behind but there's too much on it and neither can get to it
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4' Both teams exchanging sets early on, but Cas dominating
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2' Great tackle from Cas to make Saints start the second set far into their own half
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1' There's a packed crowd in Yorkshire today, with a cracking atmosphere inside of the ground
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We're underway at the Jungle! St Helens get us started
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The teams are out!

We're very close to kickoff now!

The teams have left the tunnel, and we will be underway very shortly!

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Not long to go

Kickoff is fast approaching at The Jungle!
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St Helens starting lineup

Here's how the saints line up today. Coote is back for the away side
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Castleford starting lineup

Here's how the home side will start the game
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How to watch Castleford Tigers vs St Helens Live TV and Stream

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22:362 years ago


Liam Moore will be the man in the middle for Sunday’s clash between Castleford and St Helens
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St Helens: Team News

21-man squad: Amor, Ashworth, Coote, Costello, Dodd, Fages, Grace, Knowles, Lees, Lomax, Makinson, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Naiqama, Paulo, Peyroux, Roby, Smith, Taia, Thompson, Walmsley, Welsby

Unavailable: Mark Percival (Injured), James Bentley (Injured) 

Questionable: Lachlan Coote (Injured)

22:332 years ago

Castleford Tigers: Team News

21-man squad: Blair, Clare, Foster, Griffin, Hepi, Hodgson, Massey, Mata’utia, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Olpherts, O’Neill, Rankin, Richardson, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Smith, Trueman, Watts

Unavailable: Sosaia Feki (Injured), Matt Cook (Injured), Greg Eden (Injured), Junior Moors (Injured), Oliver Holmes (Injured)

Questionable: Alex Foster (Injured), Liam Watts (Injured), James Clare (Injured)

22:302 years ago

St Helens aim to rise in the table

The Lancastrian side currently sit in an exact middle spot in the Super League table, In sixth place with six points after five games played.

In their last game, they lost 10-12 against Huddersfield. The giants’ extra conversion ended up being the only thing that separated the two, with both scoring two tries.


22:242 years ago

Tigers looking to gain on Wigan

With six games already played this season, Castleford Tigers sit two points off Wigan who top the Super League, with the West-Yorkshire side currently third in the top flight of Rugby League in England.

In their previous league game, Castleford lost by only a single point against Warrington - 9 to 8. Blake Austin’s drop-goal for the Wire proved all the difference back on the 6th of the month


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With the current COVID-19 outbreak currently decimating sporting fixtures around the globe, Rugby League is the only professional sport left in the country.
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Kickoff time

Castleford Tigers vs St Helens will be played at the Jungle (Weldon Road), in Castleford, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 15:30 GMT.
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Welcome to’s LIVE coverage of the 2020 Super League match: Castleford Tigers vs St Helens! My name is name of Adam Millington and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, team updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.