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Wigan

  • Charnley,
4 - 18

Castleford

  • Dixon, Millington, Clare,
    Goals: Dixon (3),
  • First Utility Super League
  • 28th Jun 2013
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 12,463

Super League: Wigan Warriors beaten at home by Castleford Tigers

Last updated: 28th June 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

CHRIS TUSON WIGAN WARRIORS CASTLEFORD TIGERS

Wigan forward Chris Tuson is stopped in his tracks by two Tigers

SUPER LEAGUE JAMES CLARE CASTLEFORD TIGERS KIRK DIXON

James Clare: Congratulated by team-mate Kirk Dixon after touching down

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Andy Powell suffered a losing start to his rugby league career as Super League leaders Wigan were beaten 18-4 at home by Castleford Tigers.

Kirk Dixon scored a try and kicked three goals while Grant Millington and James Clare also touched down, as the visitors caused a major upset at the DW Stadium.

All the wounded Warriors could manage in reply was an unconverted score from Josh Charnley; the loss, coupled with Huddersfield's triumph over Catalan Dragons, means Shaun Wane's side now sit just a point clear at the summit.

Powell's first appearance since switching codes was a rare plus point on an otherwise tough night for Wigan, who were without Sam Tomkins and Lee Mossop following their gruelling defeat to Warrington on Monday night.

The rugby union convert - only added to the squad after Tom Spencer and Logan Tomkins failed fitness tests on Friday afternoon - was introduced from the bench after 28 minutes and didn't take too long to get involved.

Knocked on

However by that stage the Tigers had already broken the deadlock through Dixon after Lewis Tierney, filling in for Tomkins at full-back, had knocked on a Rangi Chase kick that he had initially done so well to deal with.

Only a last-gasp tackle from Liam Farrell stopped the ever-dangerous Chase going over before a Dixon penalty opened up an 8-0 lead.

From the re-start they then scored a second try, Richard Owen bursting down the right before sending Jordan Tansey clear. He in turn offloaded to Millington to touch down despite the best efforts of Tierney.

Wigan did improve at the start of the second half but shot themselves in the foot by giving away penalties.

Chase took full advantage of one such opportunity, sending out a sublime ball to Dixon who then put Clare in at the corner to celebrate signing a new two-year contract with a try.

It took the Warriors until just before the hour mark to finally get on the scoreboard, a quickly-taken tap penalty allowing centre Darrell Goulding to set up winger Charnley with a neat offload out the back of his hand.

They pushed hard to try and add to their tally but found the Tigers in no mood to give up the fight. The visitors even managed to have the last word too, a penalty right on the full-time hooter being slotted over by Dixon.

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First Utility Super League Table

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
First Utility Super League
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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