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Castleford Tigers v Hull KR Preview
The Castleford Tigers takes on the Robins of Hull Kingston Rovers in a West Yorkshire v East Yorkshire derby game.
The Tigers are known for been one of the toughest teams to defeat on their home ground whilst the Robins are one of the most unpredictable teams as you just never know what you will get from the Red and White half of Hull from one match to another.
Hull KR has the quality to take on and defeat anybody on their day but they also have the capability to switch off and struggle in any match. The Tigers on the other hand are one of the most consistent teams and play one of the most highly structured styles and those contrasts should make for an entertaining match up.
The Jungle is host of this game and whilst it is one of the run down stadiums in British professional sport, is a ground that can produce an incredible atmosphere.
The Robins fan base is known to travel well and this is one of the closest away games for Hull KR fans, so there should be a healthy backing from both sets of fans and that gives the players all that they need to produce their best.
Castleford Tigers v Hull KR Prediction
Here at RLBet, we give out predict for who we think will win and also what we think the winning margin will be but don’t forget that the unpredictable nature of the Super League, this should only be seen as our view.
As two of the oldest professional Rugby League clubs in the world and with both been based in the country of Yorkshire, it will come as no surprise that these 2 sides have met each other in a number of big matches, both in regional competitions such as the Yorkshire Cup and on the national stage, in both the league and cup but arguably the most famous an iconic match between the 2 sides came all of the way back in the 1985-1986 season.
In that year, the 2 sides met in what is considered one of the best Rugby League Challenge Cup finals of all time when the 2 sides travelled down to London and faced off at the former Wembley Stadium in front of a bumper crowd of 82,134 fans.
Those fans were rewarded for the long journey from Yorkshire to London as the game was won by Castleford by 15 points to 14 in one of the closest finishes ever in a major final.
Big matches and history breaking moments haven’t just come in the top flight or in the Challenge Cup for matches between these 2 Yorkshire giant as one of the more recent moments to go down in both clubs history came in a time when both were outside of the top flight and playing the 2nd tier (the Championship).
With both teams battling it out for the Championship title in 2005, they also met in the final of that years Northern Rail Cup.
In a match played at Bloomfield Road in Blackpool, both teams but on a great show at the seaside as Hull KR ran out 18-16 winners in a match played in front of a record crowd of 9,400.