Classy Cas crush lame Leeds

Castleford ran in 12 tries, making it three wins from three with an emphatic 66-10 victory against Leeds at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Greg Minikin and Greg Eden both scored hat-tricks on the way to setting a new record score against the Rhinos.

Castleford opened the scoring with just three minutes on the clock, Zak Hardaker feeding Greg Eden who crossed for his fourth try of the season.

Just as Eden crossed over on the left-side fellow Tigers winger Greg Minikin dashed across on the other flank after Paul McShane showed great vision to pick out the winger. Luke Gale nailed the conversion to give Daryl Powell’s men a 10-0 lead.

Minikin had his second try in four minutes after a surging run from Eden and good support play from Zak Hardaker.

Eden put further distance between the two sides with an acrobatic finish after Ash Golding was stripped of possession.

McMeeken added his name to the scoresheet after Eden showed tremendous confidence to offload inches from his own try line and pick out Hardaker who made another darting run.

Two minutes before the interval and Minikin notched up a hat-trick of tries – his first for the Tigers – after taking a kick from the outside of Gale’s boot.

The Gale and Hardaker combination continued to wreak havoc after the break with the latter making a great line before grounding the ball to score against his old club.

Junior Moors battered through the Leeds line before picking out McShane out of dummy half who twisted across.

51 minutes gone and the Rhinos had their first points on the board, Anthony Mullally going over after capitalizing on the Tigers’ inability to deal with Jordan Lilley’s kick.

McMeeken, who had been a real threat all night, came up with a clever offload to allow Jake Webster to add another four-pointer.

Joel Moon exposed a momentary lapse in concentration from the Tigers, dashing across for another consolation score with two minutes left.

 

 

 

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