Under-16s: Wigan 44 Castleford 6

Wigan Warriors Under-16s put on an entertaining show as they thrashed Castleford Tigers Under-16s 44-6 in their opening game of the season at Robin Park Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The Cherry and Whites got off to a great start by scoring three tries in the opening 15 minutes from Ethan Havard, Luke Dale and Ryan Forshaw.

Castleford pulled one back only for it to be cancelled by Wigan half-back Forshaw on the brink of half-time and Wigan were 24-6 to the good at the break.

Steve McCormack’s side scored four unanswered tries in the second-half through Umyla Hanley, Jack Kennedy, Harry Rushton and Tom O’Loughlin which saw the home side run-out comfortable 44-6 winners.

Match Details

Wigan Warriors U16s – 44

Tries: Havard, Dale, Forshaw 2, Hanley, Kennedy, Rushton, O’Loughlin

Goals: Kennedy 6/8

Castleford Tigers U16s – 6

Tries: Graham

Goals: Priest 1/1

HT: 24-6

Wigan Warriors U16s: 1. Sam Halsall; 2. Cian Tyrer, 3. Ben Holcroft, 4. Reece Hamlett, 5. Jack Kennedy; 6. Luke Dale, 7. Ryan Forshaw; 8. Ethan Havard, 9. Amir Bourouh, 10. Tom O’Loughlin; 11. Dan Clare, 12. Max Roberts; 13. Morgan Smithies.

Interchange: 14. Ryan Woolfenden, 15. Tom Johnston, 16. Jack Bibby, 17. Harry Rushton, 18. Brad O’Neill, 19. Ellis Longstaff, 20. Umyla Hanley.

Castleford Tigers U16s: 1. Jae Priest; 2. Jack Thompson, 3. Joe Burton, 4. Brad Graham, 5. Jacob Doyle; 6. Ritchie Westwood, 7. Brad Jinks; 8. Liam Slicker, 9. Tom Holroyd, 10. Said Jamal; 11. Lewis Peachey, 12. Callum Cameron; 13. Ben Dobson.

Interchange: 14. Bailey O’Connor, 18. Asa Rodgers, 20. Harry Jones, 16. Connor Hovell, 19. Kieran Purdy, 15. Taylor Cartwright, 17. Sam Hall.

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