5 Apr 2019

Super Cas Comeback

Tuoyo Egodo was the hero as Castleford completed a tremendous fightback to clinch a breathtaking 38-28 win over Wigan at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle.

Wigan led 20-0 after 22 minutes and looked to have withstood the home side’s comeback when Joe Burgess scored his second try on 64 minutes to regain the lead.

However, in a dramatic finish Egodo went over for his first try since scoring a hat-trick on his debut in 2017 to edge his side back in front and Peter Mata’utia completed the transformation with a last-second try.

Wigan, who had the chance to climb into the top five with a third straight win, were unfortunate to lose Jarrod Sammut, Joe Greenwood and Dom Manfredi to injury and they might have been out of sight but for an off day with the boot by Zak Hardaker.

Hardaker, who was roundly booed by the Castleford fans that used to affectionate chant his name on his return to his old club, managed just two conversions from his six attempts.

Castleford head coach Daryl Powell: “I thought we were pretty good in the first half in lots of areas but obviously our right edge got exposed a fair a bit.

“It looked like the game was going away from us but I thought we showed a lot of character, toughness and resilience.

“It was fitting that Tuoyo, who had a pretty rough first half, scored the winning try. It was a massive win for us.

Wigan head coach Adrian Lam: “It was a great game of rugby to be fair. I thought we  were brilliant in the first half. We completed at 90 per cent but we let in a couple of soft tries towards the end.

“We didn’t touch the ball for 17 minutes in the second half and we got gassed a bit from that.

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