Tigers U16s Demolish Rhinos

Posted: Thursday 28th March 2019 - 5:47 PM


The young Tigers kept their visitors scoreless in the second half with winger Josh Milthorpe bagging himself a hat-trick in an emphatic win.

Within the first five minutes, Milthorpe grabbed the first try of the game after an offload from Cain Robb was shifted wide to the winger who acrobatically dived over.

The lead was extended midway through the half with Adam Rusling powering over to make it 8-0 before the Rhinos sparked into life and fought back towards the break with two tries of their own.

Ill-discipline and errors from Castleford contributed to both of the visitor's tries as Jonah Parsons scored a brace. Parsons jinked through a gap in the Tigers defence to touch down for his first after back to back penalties had piggy backed the Rhinos into their opposition's half.

A simple dummy from the Leeds half back fooled the Castleford left edge as he skirted over for his second. A perfect record with the boot from Sam Little saw the Rhinos ahead at the break, leading 12-8.

That’s where the scoring finished for Leeds as seven unanswered tries were run in by a clinical Tigers side that came out with all guns blazing in the second forty.

Within the first few minutes of the half, a bouncing pass from Rusling froze the Rhinos defence and Milthorpe finished for his second to level the scores.

Jack Sadler squeezed his way over from dummy half before two sin binnings for the Rhinos team saw them down to 11-men and the floodgates open.

Jamie Mvula strolled over with ease with the centre having acres of space due to the reduction in players for Leeds.

Two errors from Rhinos full back Little then gifted Castleford more points. The Leeds number 1 twice failed to deal with kicks from Rusling, first dropping the ball right into the path of Callum Hutchinson, who would not have believed his luck as he simple dotted down before a kick into the corner saw Milthorpe benefit off an error for his hat-trick.

With time ticking down, the Tigers still had time to put an exclamation point on their impressive win as Mvula broke the line from deep and passed inside for Rusling to walk over for his second try of the game.

Castleford Tigers Scholarship will next be in action on Wednesday 10th April as they travel to face City of Hull Academy.

 

Castleford Tigers: Hodgson, Scurr, Mvula, Jordan, Milthorpe, Harris, Rusling, Ransome, Robb, Field, Hazelgrave, Magee, Fletcher

Interchanges: Shaw, Harte, Evans, Wood, Robinson, Sadler, Hutchinson

Tries: Milthorpe (3), Rusling (2), Sadler, Scurr, Mvula, Hutchinson

Conversions: Rusling (0/4), Jordan (1/2), Robinson (2/3)

Leeds Rhinos: Little, Oldroyd, Stewart, Nichol, Tolan, Field, Parsons, Hird, Aldridge, Lewis, Atkinson, Mayhew, Davies

Interchanges: Tomlinson, Snee, Allen, Gunn, Wallace

Tries: Parsons (2)

Conversions: Little (2/2)

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