Tigers retain perfect record in RL Nines

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CASTLEFORD Tigers continued their superb start to the RL Nines tournament by winning all their three matches at Featherstone’s Bigfellas Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The Tigers boast a 100 per cent record after also winning all three games in the opening round at Hull KR and all three in the second round at Bradford. They have qualified for the finals at Headingley Carnegie on July 5.

On Tuesday, they defeated Hull Kingston Rovers 22-6, Leeds Rhinos 14-8 and Featherstone Rovers 26-22.

Castleford’s squad was Greg Eden, James Clare, John Davies, Josh Nathaniel, Adam Milner, Ryan Brierley, Ben Johnston, Billy Harris, Charlie Martin, Chris Siddons, Ollie Holmes, Ben Reynolds and Brad Knowles.

Featherstone gave another excellent account of themselves against Super League opponents, despite losing all their three matches.

They narrowly lost to Castleford, were beaten 14-8 by Leeds and were pipped 18-16 by Hull KR.

Liam Welham and Tom Carr were both in outstanding form for Featherstone.

Featherstone’s squad was Tom Carr, Gaz Poutney, Liam Welham, Nat Browne, Nicky Saxton, Jack Bussey, Rob Kirk, Jake Perkins, Greg Worthington, David Garahan, Aaron Lyons, David Nurse, Kyran Johnson, Matty Brooke.

Castleford’s Probiz Coliseum stages the final round of the Nines next Tuesday with the action starting at 7.30pm.

The Tigers will take on Halifax, Hull KR and local rivals Wakefield Wildcats.

Admission is £6 for adults, £3 juniors/OAPs with advance tickets available from www.castigers.com and the club shop in Carlton Lanes.