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Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos Preview
The Castleford Tigers welcome their near neighbours and big rivals, the Leeds Rhinos down the road to the Jungle for this West Yorkshire derby that more often than not delivered a fantastic match up.
It is only a few short miles between the 2 clubs and in the terraces there are a number of families with split loyalties but that just adds to the occasion.
Thankfully as important as the game is for the fans of both teams, this is always a great match for neutrals as well as both teams have lots of quality throughout their squads and over the last few years, both teams have been very evenly matched.
That makes this a game that is often in the balance throughout and one that is always difficult to predict and that is when Super League, and any sport, is at its very best.
No matter if you know it via a sponsor name or as the Jungle or as Wheldon Road, Cas’ home ground is one of the most historic in the Super League but sadly it is now far past it’s best and is one of the worst grounds in the league.
The pitch at Castleford is also one of the smallest in the league which holds back the Tigers but when the ground is full, as it will be when the Rhinos are in town, it is still one of the most atmospheric grounds and that gives the players all that they need to produce their best.
This derby game may not be the most important for both sets of fans, with Leeds-Bradford and Cas-Wakey, the bigger rivalry for many but that goes out of the window on match day as the packed terraces bring a great atmosphere for these 2 quality sides to give there all and to give us great entertainment.
Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos 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.