19th May 2018, 22:05 | magic_weekend

Castleford take down Leeds

Castleford take down Leeds

Castleford Tigers 38-10 Leeds Rhinos

Castleford added a touch of sparkle on the opening day of the Magic Weekend with a 38-10 thumping of reigning champions Leeds in front of a crowd of 38,881 at St James' Park.

Rhinos captain Kallum Watkins was among their injury victims as Leeds suffered a fourth defeat in their last five matches to lose more ground on the top four in Betfred Super League.

The Tigers looked more the 2017 vintage as they overcame the continuing absence of Luke Gale to secure a second win over the Rhinos since their Grand Final defeat to them last October.

Leeds lacked punch up front in the absence of Brad Singleton, Anthony Mullally, Carl Ablett and Mitch Garbutt and were no match in defence for a Castleford side who are beginning to show some real belief after a difficult start to the season.