Castleford Tigers 16-48 Hull FC

Friday 22nd September 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 7

16-48 FT

HT: 6 28

Attendance: 7,974

Official: B Thaler

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Tuoyo Egodo 3,

  • Goals
    Paul McShane 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Albert Kelly, Jake Connor 3, Danny Houghton, Jamie Shaul 2, Carlos Tuimavave,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 8,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Hull FC made light work of leaders Castleford Tigers to book their place in the Betfred Super League play-offs and effectively end Wigan Warriors' title defence.

Lee Radford's team needed to beat the Tigers in their final Super 8s fixture to confirm their top-four spot and they did so in style with a thumping 48-16 victory.

Hull will travel to Leeds Rhinos for next Friday's second semi-final, while Castleford will host St Helens 24 hours earlier unless champions Wigan defeat Wakefield Trinity by a 90-point margin on Saturday.

Albert Kelly and Jake Connor scored back-to-back early tries after Castleford failed to deal with high kicks and it was virtually job done for Hull when Danny Houghton went over in similar fashion.

Debutant Tuoyo Egodo got the Tigers on the board but Jamie Shaul's scintillating long-range try underlined Hull's title credentials before Connor made it 28-6 at the break.

Egodo was celebrating a hat-trick in the early stages of the second half after quick-fire tries only for Connor to complete his treble to end any hopes of a Castleford comeback.

The Tigers will take on Saints – the only other side to beat them at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle in 2017 – on the back of a heavy defeat after Carlos Tuimavave and Shaul completed the scoring.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “It was a bit uncomfortable. We’re not used to shipping scores like that. I was a bit disappointed we didn’t hang tougher than that for longer.

“Our response after half-time was great but we made it too easy for them. The amount of penalties they got coming out of their own end was ridiculous."

Hull head coach Radford said: “It's a really exciting week. To play semi-final rugby is what you set out to do, against a great club and great side. I can’t wait.

"We’ve not won at Headingley in 10 years. I think I played the last time we won there which says it all. Hopefully we can use last year’s experience and disappointment to handle the game to our advantage."

  • 70: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 70: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 64: TRY! scored for Hull by Carlos Tuimavave
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 62: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 52: TRY! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 48: TRY! scored for Castleford by Tuoyo Egodo
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Paul McShane
  • 44: TRY! scored for Castleford by Tuoyo Egodo
  • 39: TRY! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 34: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Paul McShane
  • 29: TRY! scored for Castleford by Tuoyo Egodo
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 25: TRY! scored for Hull by Danny Houghton
  • 11: TRY! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 8: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • Key Performers

    Tuoyo Egodo

    Tries 3
    5 5
    Clean Breaks 3

    Liam Watts

    Metres 157
    2 2

    Jamie Shaul

    Metres 154
    2 2

    Jake Connor

    Tries 3
    2 2
    Clean Breaks 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Castleford Tigers 6
    Hull FC 16

    Goals:

    Castleford Tigers 4
    Hull FC 16

    METRES:

    Castleford Tigers 942
    Hull FC 1337

    CARRIES:

    Castleford Tigers 137
    Hull FC 173

    TACKLES:

    Castleford Tigers 363
    Hull FC 291

    OFFLOADS:

    Castleford Tigers 5
    Hull FC 9

    PENALTIES:

    Castleford Tigers 9
    Hull FC 7

    BREAKS:

    Castleford Tigers 3
    Hull FC 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tuoyo Egodo 3 0 5 0 1 2 0 17 97 5.71 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Will Maher 0 0 16 3 0 0 0 7 43 6.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Roberts 0 0 6 0 0 1 1 4 22 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 30 3 3 0 0 11 83 7.55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Andy Lynch 0 0 16 4 0 0 0 7 62 8.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Larroyer 0 0 28 4 0 0 0 6 40 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike McMeeken 0 1 30 6 4 1 0 7 42 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Alex Foster 0 0 44 8 1 0 0 9 71 7.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
    Gadwin Springer 0 0 32 4 2 0 0 12 77 6.42 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Paul McShane 0 0 29 1 1 0 1 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1
    Matthew Cook 0 0 28 6 4 2 0 7 57 8.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Trueman 0 0 28 1 3 1 4 6 21 3.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Tom Holmes 0 0 19 4 2 0 2 2 10 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jy Hitchcox 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 11 73 6.64 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joel Monaghan 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 8 73 9.13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Webster 0 0 24 7 3 0 0 10 85 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Eden 0 2 11 0 5 1 1 12 86 7.17 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jake Connor 3 0 5 1 2 6 0 12 76 6.33 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Shaul 2 1 4 1 0 11 0 14 154 11.00 2 5 4 0 0 0 1 1
    Carlos Tuimavave 1 0 17 3 1 2 0 13 104 8.00 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Albert Kelly 1 3 17 4 1 1 4 8 73 9.13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Houghton 1 0 39 4 0 0 1 4 23 5.75 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mahe Fonua 0 0 7 2 1 1 0 11 68 6.18 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Fetuli Talanoa 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 16 140 8.75 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 1 15 1 1 2 8 5 11 2.20 0 1 0 0 8 1 0 0
    Scott Taylor 0 1 14 2 2 3 0 18 132 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Liam Watts 0 0 26 4 1 1 0 18 157 8.72 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Sika Manu 0 0 19 4 0 1 0 10 74 7.40 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 19 2 0 0 0 13 88 6.77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Gareth Ellis 0 0 30 5 0 0 0 12 91 7.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Chris Green 0 0 14 2 0 0 0 4 37 9.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 17 4 0 0 0 7 45 6.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Bowden 0 0 14 2 0 0 0 6 55 9.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Fash 0 0 31 6 0 0 0 2 9 4.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties