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  • Dorn (2), Dixon, Milner, Clark, Channing,
    Goals: Sneyd (6),
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  • Bowen, Smith, Clubb, Green, Charnley, Burgess,
    Goals: Smith (3),
    Drop goals: Smith,
  • First Utility Super League
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  • KO 15:30
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Super League: Shaun Wane on Castleford Tigers beating Wigan Warriors

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Super League: Shaun Wane on Castleford Tigers beating Wigan Warriors

Shaun Wane: Upset with Wigan performance

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane says his side played dumb in their last-gasp defeat at Castleford - who he admitted deserved their victory.

The reigning Super League champions looked to have snatched at least a point when Matty Smith added a touchline conversion to Josh Charnley's late try which levelled the scores before putting over a 40-metre drop goal with just a minute left on the clock.

However, there was just enough time for one last attack and Castleford made the most of it as full-back Luke Dorn took Marc Sneyd's pass to cross for the try that clinched a 36-31 victory.

"It was very frustrating," Wane said. "We were a bit dumb. We came here ready to play but you can't give that many penalties away and make that many errors in the second half against a good side.

"Those five penalties in the first 20 minutes of the second half put us under too much pressure. If we had won, I would have been a bit embarrassed but I would have taken it.

"I think Cas were the best team overall. We weren't there today. We made a rod for our own back."

Castleford coach Daryl Powell was left breathless by Dorn's last-gasp winner after going through the full range of emotions in the last minute.

"It was some finish, unbelievable," he said. "I thought we had won it, drawn it and lost it and then we won it again. It was a crazy finish.

"It was incredible to come back from that drop goal and I'm delighted we were able to do that. We keep answering the questions that are being thrown at us.

"I thought we were outstanding with the ball, we caused Wigan all sort of troubles. Both teams had purple patches but we couldn't finish them off. I looked at our boys (at) half-time and they were under the pump.

"We've got to expect to be in those battles. In previous years we haven't been. Our game management could have been better but it was a frantic game and blokes were under pressure all over the place. If we learn from that, we will be better for it."

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First Utility Super League Table - February 28 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Catalans Dragons 3 4
5 Warrington Wolves 3 4
6 Wigan Warriors 2 3
7 Hull FC 3 2
8 Salford Red Devils 3 2
9 Widnes Vikings 2 1
10 Castleford Tigers 3 0
11 Hull K R 2 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
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Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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