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Super League: Castleford Tigers claim comeback win over Hull KR
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Castleford recovered from 18-12 down to beat Hull KR 32-24 ahead of the expected confirmation of Daryl Powell as head coach.
News of Powell's impending appointment had filtered around the ground before the game, but Rovers started as if to dampen the mood, with Craig Hall gathering a Rangi Chase kick, bursting clear and putting in Rhys Lovegrove. Michael Dobson goaled.
But with Chase pulling the strings, it was no surprise when Cas levelled in the 15th minute, the England stand-off creating the opening for prop Ryan Boyle to score his first try since he returned to the club from Salford. Jamie Ellis' conversion made it 6-6.
The visitors did well to survive further sustained pressure in which Nathan Massey and Kirk Dixon were halted just short and Jordan Tansey had an effort ruled out after chasing Chase's kick, then broke upfield to regain the lead in the 27th minute.
Travis Burns and Lovegrove went close before Liam Salter plunged over from close range and Dobson converted.
The Tigers bounced back to square matters on the stroke of half-time when clever play by Chase and Tansey saw Aussie winger Justin Carney show his finishing strength by charging over from 35 yards out for a try that Ellis converted.
Rovers made a dream start to the second-half when they scored immediately from the kick-off, as Mickey Paea punished Castleford's mistake in allowing the ball to bounce by scooping it up to put in Salter for his second touchdown that Dobson improved.
The Tigers then turned the game on its head by roaring back with four tries in a blistering 13-minute spell.
Daryl Clark was held up over the line before the scoring burst started when Chase's pass was deflected off Hull KR's David Hodgson into the hands of skipper Michael Shenton, who crossed near the corner for an unconverted try in the 57th minute.
Prop Jonathan Walker then forced his way over and Chase's long pass sent in Carney near the corner, before Tansey weaved his way through in great style and Ellis kicked his fourth goal to put Castleford 32-18 up.
Omari Caro's 80-yard interception try seven minutes from time and Dobson's fourth goal came too late to rescue Rovers.Australian NRL. Click here to bet.
Super League Table
|9||Hull K R||27||23|
|10||Salford Red Devils||27||23|
|13||Bradford Bulls *||27||10|
|First Utility Super League|
|Thursday 5th February|
|20:00||Widnes vs Wigan|
|Friday 6th February|
|20:00||St Helens vs Catalans Dragons|
|Saturday 7th February|
|15:00||Warrington Wolves vs Salford Red Devils|
|Sunday 8th February|
|15:00||Huddersfield vs Hull|
|15:00||Hull K R vs Leeds|
|15:30||Castleford vs Wakefield|
|Thursday 12th February|
|20:00||Salford vs St Helens|
|Friday 13th February|
|20:00||Hull vs Warrington|
|20:00||Leeds vs Widnes|
|20:00||Wigan vs Huddersfield|
|First Utility Super League|
|Saturday 11th October|
|St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan|
|Friday 3rd October|
|Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington|
|Thursday 2nd October|
|St Helens 30 - 12 Catalans Dragons|
|Friday 26th September|
|Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons|
|Thursday 25th September|
|Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington|
|Saturday 20th September|
|Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons|
|Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes|
|Friday 19th September|
|St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford|
|Thursday 18th September|
|Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield|
|Sunday 14th September|
|Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R|
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