U16s stay unbeaten after Newcastle thrashing
Posted: Wednesday 17th July 2019 - 10:15 AM
Castleford Tigers U16s continued their unbeaten run in 2019 with yet another huge victory, this time against Newcastle Thunder.
Danny Evans’ side fielded ten 15 year olds in the side nevertheless, the Tigers put on an absolute clinic at Kingston Park and beat Thunder 52-18.
Castleford were on the front foot early and grabbed a quick lead courtesy of Lewis Ransome. The young prop charged over 40 meters and finished under the sticks to put the Tigers ahead. Caelum Jordan was ruthless with the kick and kicked his effort with ease to make it 6-0.
The visitors continued to knock on the door and came close through William Shaw and Charlie Harris. Both players came within a few inches of the tryline but were denied by a stubborn Newcastle defence.
Just moments later though, Nathan Magee provided his team with another breakthrough. Castleford’s kick was spilled by Newcastle and Magee was kick to take advantage. The second-rower was able to drive over the whitewash and make it 12-0.
With half an hour on the clock, Ben Wood was able to add a third effort for the Tigers. Newcastle knew they had to provide some sort of counter and they did just moments later with a try from Evan Lawther.
Castleford came back strong and hit back courtesy of Jason Qareqare. However, Newcastle had the last say in the opening half as Lawther added a second.
Despite winning 24-8, the coaching team demanded more from the Tigers. They certainly got a response from their players in the opening few minutes of the second half.
Callum Hutchinson scored in the corner before a little offload from Charlie Harris allowed Jacob Harte to get on the scoresheet.
Not long after that, Aidan Robinson produced two tries in a space of four minutes as the Tigers romped to a 42-8 lead.
Newcastle were finally able to mount a response on the 60 minute mark. A well-worked effort down the right was converted as Castleford’s lead was cut to 42-14.
The Tigers turned on the style once again towards the end of the game. A full-lengther from Qareqare and an effort from Caelum Jordan made it 52-4.
Newcastle did produce one more effort however, it proved to little too late as the Tigers powered to yet another win this season.
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