Posted: Thursday 27th July 2023

Scholars defeated in season finale

The Scholars season ended in a narrow defeat at Craven Park as the Tigers were defeated 22-14.

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The Scholars season ended in a narrow defeat at Craven Park as the Tigers were defeated 22-14.


The Fords were penalised early on for crossing inside their own 20m. From the resulting play, the hosts opened the scoring from close range after a flat ball was met well and grounded.

Cas looked to muster an attack but when it was shifted, the Hull KR winger intercepted on his own 10 metre line and raced the length of the field to add to the host’s lead.

The Tigers got their first points on the board just after 23 minutes. Hooker Mitch Beedle went blindside from close range and found Dale who dived in at the corner to ground brilliantly.


After the break, the Robins went further in front. A hoisted kick troubled the Cas defence and it was spilled by Ncube. After a settling drive, KR took advantage of a gap to the left of the posts and dotted down.

Cas got their first of the half after a shift of play from right to left. The final pass from Sharpe found Ncube in the corner who clawed the Fords back into contention.

However, it was short live as just a minute later, KR were on the board again. The ball hung in the wind from the kick off and they reclaimed inside Castleford territory. This allowed a roll on for them to execute a 2-on-1 5 yards out to score.

Cas responded on 67 minutes after a brilliant line from Dawson allowed him to crash over and get Cas back in the contest.

Errors from both sides saw the contest out to it’s conclusion, despite some brilliant effort from the Scholars.


FULL TIME: Hull KR Scholarship 22-14 Castleford Tigers Scholarship





Castleford Tigers:

Tries: Dale, Ncube, Dawson

Goals: Beedle 0/1 Wall 1/2



Hull KR: Wilson, Lauer, White, Brigham, King, Shaw, Walker, Adams, Power, Petty, Tully, Fishwick, Maddison

Interchanges: Redshaw, Welham, Pettman, Ebot Enombi, Phillips, Docherty



Castleford Tigers: Sharpe, Chapman, Plant, Dale, Ncube, S.Wall, McGowen, Bullock, Gardener, Beedle, Jackson-Bedford, Egley, Firth.

Interchanges: Foggin, Longstaff, O’Marr, Blackburn, Meillam, Pollitt, Dawson