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Wolves suffer second successive league loss

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WARRINGTON Wolves were brought back down to earth from their World Club Series success with a 22-30 home defeat to Castleford.

Andre Savelio had given the hosts an early lead, but they were blown away by classy Cas with a result that leaves the Wolves bottom of the table.

Tries from Jese Sene-Lefao, Zak Hardaker, Greg Eden and Luke Gale helped the Tigers to a 22-10 half-time lead.

The second of Tom Lineham’s double brought the hosts within six points, in front of the Sky Sports cameras, but Eden’s second and a try from Greg Minikin gave Castleford an unassailable lead.

It meant the Halliwell Jones Stadium crowd left disappointed, while winter signing Kevin Brown also tasted defeat on his Super League bow.

After the match Warrington boss Tony Smith: “We couldn’t cope with the speed of the play the ball and they blew our legs off in the first half and conceding back-to-back tries really hurts you.

“A few of our boys were off their best from their performance last week and you can’t afford to be when your opposition has some attack in them.

“The players showed character to get back to a point that with a bit more fortune we could pinch the game – but to concede 30 points is not pleasing in our dressing room!”

Warrington make the trip to Salford for their next game on Saturday.

Warrington: Johnson; Russell, Evans, Atkins, Lineham; Brown, Patton; Cooper, Clark, Sims, Hughes, Savelio, Westerman. Replacements: Dwyer, Crosby, Livett, Westwood.

Castleford: Hardaker, Minikin, Webster, Shenton, Eden; Chase, Gale; Lynch, Milner, Springer, Sene-Lefao, McMeeken, Massey. Replacements: Millington, Moors, Cook, Monaghan.

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