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Wolves end Castleford’s perfect start

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Pictures Eddie Whitham

WARRINGTON Wolves ended Castleford’s 100% start to the season with a 24-10 win at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The Wolves bounced back from defeat at Catalans Dragons last week, while handing the Tigers their first defeat of 2019.

Steve Price made two changes to his Warrington side that lost to Catalans Dragons last week. Ben Currie, returning for his first game back since his lengthy lay-off through injury and Ben Westwood in place of Tom Lineham and Ryan Atkins.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell made one change to his team that beat Hull Kingston Rovers last time out. Alex Foster came in for the suspended Grant Millington.

Castleford took an early lead through Greg Eden, but Warrington levelled the score midway through the first half through Jake Mamo.

Mamo grabbed his second on the half hour mark, before co-captain Jake Hughes scored late in the first half to hand the Wolves a 16-4 lead at the break.

Ben Murdoch-Masila bulldozed over for Warrington in the second half, while Greg Minikin pulled one back for the Tigers.

The game fizzled out in the final quarter as the Tigers failed to find a way back into the game and the Wolves ran-out 24-10 winners.

Mamo scores out wide – Picture Eddie Whitham

Warrington: Ratchford, Mamo, Goodwin, King, Charnley, Austin, Patton, Hill, Clark, Cooper, Currie, Hughes, Tasi. Subs: Murdoch-Masila, Westwood, Philbin, Clark.

Tries: Mamo 2, Hughes, Murdoch-Masila Goals: Ratchford 4/5

Castleford: Mata’utia, Clare, Minikin, Shenton, Eden, Trueman, Rankin, Watts, McShane, Moors, Sene-Lefao, Clarkson, Massey. Subs: Foster, Cook, Egodo, O’Neill.

Tries: Eden, Minikin Goals: Rankin 1/2

Attendance: 9,231

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