Cas beaten on Rangi’s return

Warrington have moved to a point off the top of Super League with an impressive 26-42 away victory over Castleford.

Denny Solomona scored four tries for the Tigers, who had Rangi Chase making his return off the bench, but it was not enough as the Wire powered home in the second half at the Jungle.

Castleford had a great start, Frankie Mariano crashing through some feeble defene to score.

But Warrington hit back through a Rhys Evans raid on the right flank.

They took the lead in the 10th mintue when Evans got his second, intercepting Luke Gale‘s pass to fly away 90 metres downfield to cross.

But that wouldn’t last long as Gale fed Luke Dorn, who found Denny Solompna to dart over in the corner.

It was that combination who again found space on the left side, with Solomona grabbing his second of the afternoon in the 27th minite.

But Warrington’s response was swift – Stefan Ratchford displaying his own individual brillance to step through the middle and score.

The Wire looked like they would take a 14-16 lead into the break but they didn’t count on Solomona once more.

The flying winger caught a bomb on his own line and put the afterburners on to claim a hat-trick and put Castleford 18-16 in front at half-time.

The tit for tat scoring continued in the second half as Brad Dwyer sneaked over from dummy half to score.

Kurt Gidley was off with a head knock so Chris Sandow stepped up to make it 18-22.

The halfback then nailed a penalty before Warrington pushed further ahead.

Tries to Ben Currie, Toby King and Darly Clark came in an 11-minute spell to put the nail in Cas’s coffin.

The Tigers scored two tries in the final eight minutes – Solomona’s fourth and a four-pointer to Ben Crooks – but third-placed Warrington still finished comfortable 16-point winners.


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