Castleford Tigers are Yorkshire’s champion team

Castleford Tigers are presented with the Yorkshire Regiment Challenge Trophy.
Castleford Tigers are presented with the Yorkshire Regiment Challenge Trophy.

Castleford Tigers are officially Yorkshire’s Rugby League champions.

Daryl Powell’s men were presented with the Yorkshire Regiment Challenge Trophy after their final game of the season against Widnes Vikings at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle last Sunday.

The trophy is given to the team with the best record involving the county’s sides in Super League and Cas were runaway winners, having beaten Leeds Rhinos twice, Wakefield Wildcats three times, Hull FC twice and Huddersfield Giants twice in 2016.

The trophy was presented by Drummer Ian Fox, from Castleford, who is a real Tigers fan and officers and soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment based at Catterick paraded on the pitch before the game - all of who are Cas fans.

Tigers chief executive Steve Gill is honoured to welcome the trophy to the Jungle.

He said: “It’s a real honour to receive this trophy and we are delighted to once again welcome officers and soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment along to enjoy a game here at the Jungle.”

The Yorkshire Regiment Challenge Trophy was won in 2015 by Leeds Rhinos. It has been donated by the Yorkshire Regiment from the regimental museum collection.

Rugby in both forms is something the Yorkshire Regiment are good at. The 2nd Battalion were plate winners at the Army League 9s and Army Championship plate winners in union. The 1st Battalion have enjoyed similar success this season.