Cup ties against Castleford Tigers

Ahead of Sunday’s Betfred Challenge Cup quarter-final clash against Castleford Tigers, we take a look back at five ties between the sides.

The Warriors travel to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle for the second time this season to take on Castleford for a place in the Semi-Finals of the competition.

In the build up to Sunday’s Quarter-Final, we look back at five previous Challenge Cup meetings against the Tigers:

Castleford Tigers 5-5 Wigan Warriors, February 1937.

Despite Jack Garvey’s try for the Warriors, Castleford and Wigan couldn’t be separated in the first Challenge Cup tie as professional sides in front of 21,000 spectators at Wheldon Road.

The Warriors were victorious in the replay at Central Park four days later, as tries from Hector Gee (x2) and Eddie Holder helped seal a place in the Third Round after a 13-6 win.

Castleford 7-2 Wigan Warriors, May 1970.

Castleford were victorious when the sides met for the first time in a Challenge Cup Final in front of 95,255 supporters at Wembley Stadium in 1970.

Colin Tyrer put the Warriors ahead from the tee before Castleford replied with the only try of the final through Alan Lowndes as Tigers second rower Bill Kirkbride was chosen as the winner of the Lance Todd Trophy following a Man of the Match performance.

Wigan Warriors 28-12 Castleford Tigers, May 1992.

The Warriors sought revenge 22-years later as two tries from the Lance Todd Trophy winner, Martin Offiah, helped Wigan lift a fifth consecutive Challenge Cup trophy at Wembley Stadium.

First half tries from Offiah (x2) and Shaun Edwards – plus kicking points from Frano Botica and Joe Lydon – gave the Warriors a 19-0 lead at the break, before Steve Hampson increased the advantage with a fantastic finish shortly after Richie Blackmore had put points on the board for Castleford.

The Tigers reduced the points difference following Keith England’s try, however, Lydon sealed the win with his second drop goal of the afternoon.

Wigan Warriors 20-10 Castleford Tigers, April 2002.

Wigan booked their place in the 2002 Challenge Cup Final after a memorable victory over Castleford at Headingley Stadium.

Despite opening the scoring when Adrian Lam’s perfectly-timed offload saw Terry Newton race in under the posts, the Warriors fell behind after back-to-back Castleford tries inside 30 minutes.

Wigan regained the lead before the break when Brett Dallas raced clear down the wing, before the tie was sealed in the final five minutes when Gary Connolly squeezed the ball over after powering through from close range.

Wigan Warriors 26-12 Castleford Tigers, June 2016.

Josh Charnley scored twice as the Warriors overcame the Tigers in the last Challenge Cup meeting between the sides.

Tries from Dan Sarginson and Sam Tomkins put the Warriors 12-0 ahead after 14 minutes before Charnley’s double increased the lead to 22-0 at break.

Despite Luke Gale reducing the points difference at the start of the second half, Dominic Manfredi added a fifth try for the Warriors before Castleford grounded a consolation try in the final minute.

Tickets for Sunday’s Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter-Final clash against Castleford Tigers remain on general sale from the DW Stadium Ticket Office and online HERE.

Wednesday 10 April 2024