Castleford Tigers’ Memorable Victory Over St Helens in 2017

One of Castleford Tigers’ Most Celebrated Victories

One of Castleford Tigers’ most celebrated victories in recent years came against St Helens in the dramatic 2017 Super League play-off semi-final. On that unforgettable night at the Jungle, the Tigers booked their first-ever trip to the Grand Final, edging past Saints 23-22 in golden point extra time.

Castleford’s Dominance that Season

Castleford had topped the league table that season, finishing 10 points clear of their nearest rivals Leeds Rhinos to lift the League Leaders’ Shield. This earned them a home semi-final, which they would go on to win in front of 11,235 fans.

The Thrilling Match

Despite tries from Regan Grace, Morgan Knowles, Tommy Makinson, Ryan Morgan and Mark Percival for St Helens, Castleford prevailed courtesy of a late penalty conversion that took the game beyond 80 minutes, and Luke Gale’s decisive drop goal in extra time. Gale was instrumental, scoring a try and kicking 15 of Castleford’s 23 points on the night.

“As the two sides prepare to meet again this weekend, we take a look at where the key members of Castleford’s 2017 semi-final winning team are now.”

The Aftermath and Current Situations

Zak Hardaker, Greg Minikin, Jake Webster, Michael Shenton and Greg Eden have all moved on, while Luke Gale, Nathan Massey, Paul McShane and Adam Milner remain associated with the Tigers.

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