Castleford Tigers Lose Thriller to Wigan Warriors in Rugby League Encounter

Rugby League Thriller: Castleford Tigers Narrowly Lose to Wigan Warriors

In a closely contested match, Castleford Tigers fell to a narrow 10-8 defeat against Challenge Cup champions Wigan Warriors at The Jungle. The game was a nail-biter, leaving Cas fans frustrated by the refereeing decisions that they feel cost their team the victory.

Wigan, fresh off their Wembley triumph, were expected to show signs of a “hangover,” as Sam Burgess had referenced after his side’s loss to Salford Red Devils. However, the Warriors proved resilient, doing enough to secure the win over a determined Castleford outfit.

The scoring was opened by Wigan’s Liam Marshall inside the first ten minutes, but Cas fought back, with Tex Hoy finding the try line to level the scores just before the half-time break. A Rowan Milnes penalty put Castleford in front, but the game took a controversial turn when Cain Robb was shown a yellow card for a high tackle. Wigan capitalized on the one-man advantage, with Marshall scoring again to tie the game. A Harry Smith penalty then edged the visitors into a 10-8 lead, which they managed to hold onto until the final whistle.

“The initial contact appeared to be on the shoulder, not the head.”

Castleford Tigers fans were left fuming, with many taking to social media to express their outrage over the refereeing decisions, particularly the sin-binning of Robb. Head coach Craig Lingard questioned the call, stating that the initial contact appeared to be on the shoulder, not the head.

Despite the narrow defeat, Castleford Tigers can take pride in their grit and determination, which nearly saw them pull off an upset against the Challenge Cup champions. Wigan Warriors, on the other hand, will be relieved to have shrugged off any lingering “hangover” and now find themselves top of the Super League table.

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