Castleford youngsters run in 15 tries

Hat-trick: Brandon Westerman.

Hat-trick: Brandon Westerman.

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Castleford Tigers under 19s ran in 15 tries as they romped to an 80-6 win over North East under 19s.

The Tigers were ahead from their first attack as Brandon Douglas raced clear to score the opening try and never looked back.

They were over again soon after as the ball was worked wide to Brandon Westerman, who broke through the defence for the first of what was to become a hat-trick.

More tries followed as the Castleford youngsters opened up a 42-0 half-time lead.

North East improved after the break and managed a try, but their defence was still breached a number of times as the Tigers continued their attacking play.

Douglas and Westerman led the scoring with three tries each while Harvey Kear (two), Davey Dixon (two), Aiden Ineson (two), Jack Ray, Calum Turner and Will Cooke all crossed the line. Ineson kicked 10 conversions to finish with a 28-point haul.

Castleford Tigers U19s: Turner; Burbidge, Southern, Dixon, Barton; Brown, Ineson; Douglas, Million, Kear, Cooke, Westerman, Burns. Subs: O’Neill, Ray, Freer, Johnson.