Super League  Sunday 1st June 2014  The Mend-A-Hose Jungle  Att: 7,196

Squad

Tansey, Dixon, Shenton, Dorn, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Clark, Holmes, Mariano, Wheeldon, Ellis, Channing, Clare, Finn, Jewitt.

Squad

Burns, Cockayne, Costigan, Cox, Gardner, Green, Hall, D. Hodgson, J. Hodgson, Horne, Keating, Langley, Larroyer, Lovegrove, Ulugia, A. Walker, J. Walker, Welham, Weyman.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

James Clare

Craig Huby

Jake Webster

Luke Dorn

Jamie Ellis

Luke Dorn

Michael Channing

Kirk Dixon

Grant Millington

Luke Dorn

Michael Channing

GOAL SCORERS:

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Wayne Ulugia

Travis Burns

GOAL SCORERS:

Travis Burns

Travis Burns

Full Report

Match Official: T Roby

Luke Dorn scored a hat-trick as Castleford Tigers moved to within two points of the First Utility Super League summit with a thumping 54-12 victory over 12-man Hull KR.

Daryl Powell's men have been the surprise package this season and they are showing no signs of letting up in their bid for a first Grand Final appearance.

The Tigers had the two points wrapped up before the break as they ran riot on a warm afternoon in West Yorkshire.

Michael Channing and Dorn crossed twice and Grant Millington and Kirk Dixon grabbed one apiece to give the hosts a 28-0 half-time lead, a margin which would have been greater had it not been for four missed conversions by Marc Sneyd.

Travis Burns went over for the Robins early in the second half but Jamie Ellis and Dorn scored to ensure the comeback was short-lived.

The visitors were reduced to 12 men when Australian prop Michael Weyman was sent off for dissent before Jake Webster, Craig Huby and James Clare helped themselves to tries as Castleford romped to their biggest Super League win against Rovers, who scored a late consolation through Wayne Ulugia.

It took Castleford just four minutes to open the scoring through Channing after enthusiastic defence forced Rovers to drop out. He took a pass from Dorn and ran through a gaping hole before rounding Ben Cockayne to score.

Graeme Horne had a try ruled out for obstruction and things got worse for the Robins when Dorn went over for his 150th try in the British game after taking a Weller Hauraki offload.

Millington denied Kevin Larroyer with a try-saving tackle at one end and then extended the home side's lead at the other after Dixon palmed back Sneyd's cross-field kick.

Rovers lost Larroyer to injury and found themselves further behind when Dixon received a pass from Hauraki on the bounce and showed good strength to touch down in the corner.

Castleford were enjoying the dry conditions and another flowing move resulted in their fifth try. Daryl Clark made a break that Channing finished after the ball moved through the hands of Ellis and Hauraki.

There was still time for the Tigers to grab a sixth before half-time, Dorn racing 70 metres after a quick tap by Dixon on the 20.

The Rovers had the first word in the second half as Burns ducked under the challenge of Andy Lynch to score between the posts.

Normal service was resumed when Ellis went over at the end of a scintillating move featuring Clark and Dixon after Hauraki had pounced on a loose pass from the Robins.

Dorn completed his hat-trick on the back of another break by Clark before Weyman was given his marching orders.

Webster touched down after the Robins made a mess of Ellis' kick and a converted Huby try brought up 50 points for the Tigers following a surging run downfield by Clark.

Clare evaded a diving tackle by Ade Gardner to cross in the corner before Ulugia intercepted a pass from Sneyd to round off the scoring.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Wayne Ulugia

    Hull K R

  • 80m
    goal

    Travis Burns

    Hull K R

  • 74m
    try

    James Clare

    Castleford

  • 69m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 69m
    try

    Craig Huby

    Castleford

  • 67m
    try

    Jake Webster

    Castleford

  • 59m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 59m
    try

    Luke Dorn

    Castleford

  • 54m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 54m
    try

    Jamie Ellis

    Castleford

  • 46m
    goal

    Travis Burns

    Hull K R

  • 46m
    try

    Travis Burns

    Hull K R

  • 38m
    try

    Luke Dorn

    Castleford

  • 34m
    try

    Michael Channing

    Castleford

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Jordan Cox

    Hull K R

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Jamie Langley

    Hull K R

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Oliver Holmes

    Castleford

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Jake Webster

    Castleford

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Frankie Mariano

    Castleford

  • 30m
    try

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Craig Huby

    Castleford

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Kevin Larroyer

    Hull K R

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Rhys Lovegrove

    Hull K R

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Grant Millington

    Castleford

  • 22m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Daryl Clark

    Castleford

  • 22m
    try

    Grant Millington

    Castleford

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Scott Wheeldon

    Castleford

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Adam Milner

    Castleford

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Neville Costigan

    Hull K R

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Adam Walker

    Hull K R

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    James Green

    Hull K R

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    Michael Weyman

    Hull K R

  • 12m
    try

    Luke Dorn

    Castleford

  • 4m
    try

    Michael Channing

    Castleford

  • 4m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford