Leeds, missing 14 players because of international commitments and injuries, fielded several Academy youngsters and had Brent Webb at scrum-half, and as you would probably expect they took quite some time to settle in fact Castleford took a 6-0 lead into the break thanks to Richard Owen’s score, and led 10-0 after Joe Westerman’s try. But Leeds stormed back into the game, with Lee Smith, Webb and Matt Diskin claiming crucial second-half scores to edge out bottom-of-the-table Castleford. Final score:
Leeds 18-12 Castleford
Leeds scorers: Tries: Smith, Webb, Diskin Goals: Smith 3
Castleford scorers: Tries: Owen, WestermanGoals: Huby 2
Leeds: Jones-Bishop; Hall, Jones-Buchanan, Smith, Donald; Allan, Webb; Leuluai, Diskin, Burgess, Lauitiiti, Bailey, Worrall.
Replacements: Williams, Kaye, Haley, Chandler.
Castleford: Donlan; Fletcher, Shenton, Owen, Wainwright; Dorn, Sherwin; Huby, Henderson, Korkidas, Lupton, Catic, McGoldrick.
Replacements: Thackeray, Westerman, Higgins, Boyle.
Referee: P Bentham (Castleford)