Super League Round: Castleford makes it two of two wins with a derby win over Leeds

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SUPER LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Coach Daryl Powell talks about his relief after Castleford makes it two of two wins with a derby win over Leeds

  • Castleford started the season with an impressive victory over Warrington
  • The Tigers followed it up with an 18-10 derby win over Leeds on Friday
  • Warrington bounced back by beating newly promoted Leigh 44-12

Castleford coach Daryl Powell is relieved that the announcement of his departure at the end of the season has not negatively affected his team, making it two of the two victories with an 18-10 derby win over Leeds on Friday.

Powell makes a special effort to enjoy his farewell season, but says he was initially concerned about the timing of the news.

“I was a little worried about when to distribute the announcement,” he said. ‘I don’t think there is ever a great time.

Niall Evalds detaches on his way to scoring Castleford's second try of the game

Niall Evalds detaches on his way to scoring Castleford’s second try of the game

“I had some concerns, but they have been resolved in recent weeks.”

Castleford, who started the season with an impressive win over Warrington, started briskly against Leeds and led 12-0 after 22 minutes thanks to attempts by Oliver Holmes and Niall Evalds.

However, Leeds got the deficit cut to two points by scores from Luke Briscoe and Matt Prior before Tigers’ improvised winger Jordan Turner sealed their fate 10 minutes before the end.

Leeds' Matt Prior reached out from close range to score a second half attempt

Leeds' Matt Prior reached out from close range to score a second half attempt

Leeds’ Matt Prior reached out from close range to score a second half attempt

Warrington ran in eight tries as they came back from defeat to Castleford to beat newly promoted Leigh 44-12.

Tom Lineham, Toby King and Gareth Widdop each scored two – with Jake Mamo and Ben Currie also hitting.

Adam Sidlow and Ryan Brierley crossed over for Leigh, but were totally outclassed that day.

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