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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.
First Utility Super League Table
|4||Salford Red Devils||7||7|
|11||Hull K R||6||4|
|First Utility Super League|
|Thursday 26th March|
|20:00||Salford Red Devils vs Widnes Vikings|
|Friday 27th March|
|20:00||Castleford Tigers vs Hull FC|
|20:00||Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Wildcats|
|20:00||Hull K R vs St Helens|
|20:00||Warrington Wolves vs Huddersfield Giants|
|Saturday 28th March|
|17:00||Catalans Dragons vs Leeds Rhinos|
|Thursday 2nd April|
|20:00||Hull vs Hull K R|
|20:00||Wakefield vs Catalans Dragons|
|20:00||Widnes vs Warrington|
|Friday 3rd April|
|12:45||Castleford vs Leeds|
|First Utility Super League|
|Sunday 22nd March|
|Widnes Vikings 20 - 16 Hull K R|
|Wakefield Wildcats 14 - 44 Huddersfield Giants|
|Friday 20th March|
|Leeds Rhinos 26 - 14 Wigan Warriors|
|Castleford Tigers 30 - 16 Salford Red Devils|
|Hull FC 33 - 22 Catalans Dragons|
|Thursday 19th March|
|St Helens 32 - 24 Warrington Wolves|
|Sunday 15th March|
|Hull K R 50 - 20 Catalans Dragons|
|Salford Red Devils 24 - 18 Wakefield Wildcats|
|Friday 13th March|
|Widnes Vikings 20 - 30 St Helens|
|Wigan Warriors 13 - 12 Hull FC|
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