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Jermaine McGillvary hat-trick leads Huddersfield comeback at Castleford

• Castleford 18-32 Huddersfield • Giants continue fine run of form under Simon WoolfordWhen the final curtain comes down on this Super League season in October, it remains unlikely that Huddersfield will be anywhere near the closing acts: but that does…

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Kevin Sinfield fails to prevent Leeds Rhinos crashing to eighth successive defeat

• Castleford 42-10 Leeds• Jake Trueman inspired for CastlefordIf Kevin Sinfield was not already aware of the size of the challenge in transforming the fortunes of the stuttering Super League champions, he was handed a ruthless indication here.The final…

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Ben Barba inspires leaders St Helens to another victory at Castleford

• Castleford 18-40 St Helens• Barba a cut above to reinforce claim for Man of Steel awardNights like these are becoming all too common for the Super League leaders, St Helens, but you suspect the novelty is nowhere near wearing off yet. By the end, thi…

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Ben Barba masterclass for St Helens sinks Castleford’s cup hopes

• Castleford 18-36 St Helens• Australian scores hat-trick as St Helens reach quarter-finalsSt Helens will be in the draw for Sunday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final draw and, as they have been so many times this season, the Super League leaders were thank…

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Impressive Warrington sparkle in the rain to brush aside Castleford

• Castleford 6-18 Warrington• Wolves master conditions to record fourth straight winWith the 50th anniversary of the “Watersplash Final” only weeks away, perhaps it was fitting that two of Super League’s best sides put on an Easter Monday show in condi…

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Jamie Ellis kickstarts fightback to help Castleford Tigers see off Hull

• Castleford Tigers 28-18 Hull FC• Host overturn eight-point deficit to improve faltering recent formJamie Ellis helped Castleford secure their most impressive result of the Super League season so far with victory over Hull FC.Such has been the nature …

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Castleford delighted to resist spirited late rally from Widnes

• Castleford 13-12 Widnes• Tigers bounce back from St Helens mauling for first win of 2018In the run-up to this game the Castleford coach, Daryl Powell, insisted he would have taken even the narrowest of victories as long as it meant the Tigers’ season…

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Castleford secure first league title after overpowering Wakefield

• Castleford 45-20 Wakefield

For Castleford, this was a night many of their supporters – and players – may have thought would never materialise. Many have attempted to devalue the importance of the League Leaders’ Shield as Castleford closed in on the prize in recent weeks, but as the gates were locked at this famous old ground just before kick-off, it would have taken a brave man to try to suggest it meant nothing for a town where rugby league is everything.

Related: Castleford’s Daryl Powell: winning league bigger then Grand Final victory

Related: Luke Gale on Castleford’s title battle: ‘I’ve not been in big games but I back myself’

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Greg Eden runs in five tries in crushing Castleford win over Warrington

• Castleford 36-16 Warrington
• Winger’s dazzling display helps Super League leaders move six points clear

Greg Eden continued the remarkable revival of his career when he ran in five tries as Castleford took another important step towards ending their 91-year wait to win the championship with a resounding victory over Warrington which left them six points clear at the top of Super League.

On this form the 26-year-old winger looks capable of eclipsing the 40 tries scored by Denny Solomona last season to set the competition’s record before he departed for rugby union. This was Eden’s fifth hat-trick in six games – including a Challenge Cup treble against St Helens – taking his season’s tally to 30 in 18 league games.

Related: Castleford’s Andy Lynch joins Super League 500 club and sets sights on silverware

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Castleford leave it late to edge out St Helens and stretch lead at top

• Castleford 16-12 St Helens
• Late try from Tom Holmes inflicts first defeat on Saints’ new coach

Castleford took another step towards finally securing the title after almost a century of trying with a narrow home victory against St Helens. The win was notable also for the fact that they were without a number of key front-line players.

Daryl Powell, the Tigers’ head coach, made no secret of how, with this third game of a gruelling 10-day period, he would rest several big names to not only make a point to the sport’s schedulers but also to ensure that his Castleford players do not burn out in the long term.

Related: Castleford’s Daryl Powell accuses RFL of neglect over player welfare

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