8th July 2018, 17:30 | super_league

Tigers down Rhinos again to up the pressure on Leeds

Tigers down Rhinos again to up the pressure on Leeds

Castleford Tigers 42-10 Leeds Rhinos

Teenage half-back Jake Trueman was the hero for Castleford Tigers as they condemned Leeds Rhinos to a 42-10 derby defeat in their first match under their new coaching team of Kevin Sinfield and James Lowes.

The Rhinos led 10-4 after 17 minutes thanks to two tries from winger Tom Briscoe but trailed 16-10 at the break and the impressive Trueman sealed their fate with two solo tries in the second half as the Tigers scored 38 unanswered points.

An 11th win from their last 12 derbies lifts lifts the Tigers above Warrington Wolves into third place in Betfred Super League, while an eighth successive defeat keeps Leeds in the bottom four.

Indeed, with Huddersfield Giants and Catalans Dragons, the two teams immediately above them, both winning over the weekend and Hull KR below them moving to within two points, the reigning champions face a nervous end to the regular season as they seek to avoid a place in the Qualifiers 8s.