Super League leaders Castleford thrash Huddersfield

Luke Gale's treble against Huddersfield saw him move to 101 career tries
Betfred Super League
Castleford Tigers (16) 52
Tries: Roberts, Webster, McMeeken, Gale 3, Milner, Monaghan 3 Goals: Gale 6
Huddersfield Giants (4) 16
Tries: Hinchcliffe, Brierley, Gaskell Goals: Brierley 2

Luke Gale and Joel Monaghan both scored second-half hat-tricks as Super League leaders Castleford Tigers thumped strugglers Huddersfield Giants.

Ryan Hinchcliffe's early try put Giants ahead but Ben Roberts, Jake Webster and Mike McMeeken crossed in response to put Tigers 16-4 ahead at the break.

Gale and Adam Milner extended the lead before Ryan Brierley hit back.

Two more tries from Gale in a 24-point contribution and a Monaghan treble followed as Tigers dominated.

More to follow.

Castleford Tigers: Hardaker; Monaghan, Webster, Shenton, Eden; Roberts, Gale; Sene-Lefao, McShane, Moors, Millington, McMeeken, Milner.

Replacements: Cook, Springer, Chase, Holmes.

Huddersfield Giants: McIntosh; McGillvary, Cudjoe, Mellor, Ormsby; Gaskell, Brierley; Ikahihifo, Hinchcliffe, Wakeman, Ta'ai, Ferguson, Clough.

Replacements: Rapira, Leeming, Smith, Dickinson.

Referee: Richard Kendall


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