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Castleford Tigers 46, Bradford Bulls 34
Rangi Chase inspired Castleford to victory as the Bulls were condemned to a defeat which finally killed off their play-off hopes.
Jarrod Sammut scored twice either side of half-time and Brett Kearney, Nick Scruton, Elliot Kear and Danny Addy also touched down.
But it was not enough to avert a result which left the Bulls unable to reach the play-offs for the fifth successive year.
Tries from Kirk Dixon, Adam Milner (2) and Justin Carney put Castleford 22-12 up at the break and further scores from Chase, Jordan Tansey and Nathan Massey put them out of reach.
The Bulls rallied hard and a spirited fightback saw them hit back with late tries from Kear and Addy but Castleford held on and ended the scoring through Jamie Ellis’ late score.
TRY... Cas are in again... Jamie Ellis in the right corner... game over.
TRY... Addy crosses after good work from Diskin and Sammut... Foster's conversion makes it 40-34... grandstand finish?
TRY... Elliot Kear touches down in the right corner from Adrian Purtell's pass...
TRY... Nathan Massey takes Craig Huby's pass to touch down under the posts.... Dixon will convert to make it 40-24...
Foster's conversion has made it 34-24...
But then Sammut has gone and scored his second try at the other end. Game on?
It's looking increasingly like game over here. Jordan Tansey's try and Dixon's goal has made it 34-18...
TRY... Jordan Tansey touches down for another Castleford try...
James Donaldson on for Matty Blythe.... 28-18 to Cas...
TRY... Rangi Chase with a touch of genius as he weaves through the Bradford defence to score a brilliant individual try...
“@rosshtanda: TRY... Nick Scruton barrels over the line from close range...” Woooohooo!!!!! So pleased for him/no naked run 😉😘— @AliceScrutsy 18 August 2013
Foster's conversion makes it 22-18...
TRY... Nick Scruton barrels over the line from close range...
Kirk Dixon's third goal makes it 22-12 at the break...
TRY... Adam Milner scores again after a neat pass from Daryl Clark...
TRY... Brett Kearney crashes under the posts from Matt Diskin's pass... Foster converts to make it 16-12...
TRY... Cas grab their third try through Justin Carney... Bulls defence cut apart far too easily again...
TRY... Adam Milner takes Grant Millington's pass to score... but looked a forward pass from Rangi Chase in build-up...
Dixon missed conversion so Bulls lead 6-4...
TRY... Kirk Dixon catches Rangi Chase's kick to ground the ball in the right corner...
Foster sends Sammut over the line but his pass was forward and try ruled out...
Jamie Foster's conversion has put the Bulls 6-0 up.
TRY.... Jarrod Sammut dives over the line from close range from Manase Manuokafoa's pass...
Jamie Foster goes close for the Bulls but is denied in the left corner...
We are underway....
Players of both teams are supporting @SoMRugbyLeague today http://t.co/KU7PXpQiuC— @CTRLFC 18 August 2013
Gutted to miss this one only a minor groin strain should be sweet for next week!— @snozzer_gale 18 August 2013
TEAM NEWS - Here's today's team sheet for the big match vs @OfficialBullsRL http://t.co/dHDMv8KrdH— @CTRLFC 18 August 2013
Referee: Robert Hicks
Interchange: Owen, Clark, Fleming, Martin
Cas team: Tansey, Clare, Shenton, Dixon, Carney, Chase, Ellis, Boyle, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Massey
Adam O'Brien deputises for Heath L'Estrange off the bench, Jarrod Sammut starts in the halves alongside Danny Addy and Matty Blythe is back after a three-game injury absence...
Interchange: Langley, Donaldson, O'Brien, Evans.
Bulls starting-line up: Kearney, Kear, Purtell, Lulia, Foster, Sammut, Addy, Scruton, Diskin, Manuokafoa, Olbison, Blythe, Walker.
Luke Gale is a late withdrawal with a minor groin injury.... a big blow for the Bulls...
Team news to follow shortly...
Already a sizeable contingent of Bulls supporters in and around the stadium...
Beautiful weather at the Wish Communications Stadium as @CTRLFC coach Daryl Powell is interviewed pitchside. http://t.co/DXiQN6xygy— @rosshtanda 18 August 2013
It's great to hear that so many of our loyal supporters are coming across to the Wish Communications Stadium this afternoon. #Belong #COYB— @OfficialBullsRL 18 August 2013
@OfficialBullsRL my heart is in Castleford but I'm in Zakynthos hoping to listen on the Internet.— @LisaJoHudson 18 August 2013
Kick-off is a little over three hours away. Here's a the views of Francis Cummins previewing today's game http://t.co/vSfmYdDjLV #COYB— @OfficialBullsRL 18 August 2013
Well i think i shud move and go get ready, Cas Vegas is calling #COYB— @smithy481 18 August 2013
They must win their remaining three matches and hope that Hull KR do not win another game...
That las left the Bulls requiring a minor miracle to sneak into the top eight...
The two Hull clubs won on Friday night and Catalan overcame Wigan yesterday...
All the results have gone against the Bulls so far this weekend...
Francis Cummins' men must win to have any hope of reaching the play-offs at the end of the regular season...
Welcome to the Wish Communications Stadium for today's match between the Bulls and Castleford Tigers...
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