Castleford Tigers: Two-try hero Dorn chasing touch down milestone

Luke Dorn in action against Widnes Vikings on Sunday.
Luke Dorn in action against Widnes Vikings on Sunday.
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FIT-AGAIN AUSSIE Luke Dorn will be chasing a personal milestone when Castleford Tigers face visitors Hull KR on Sunday.

Dorn returned from a hamstring injury in the 34-22 home win over Widnes Vikings two days ago and scored a brace of tries which took his tally in the British game to 149.

“I couldn’t be prouder of that,” said Dorn, whose total so far includes 109 for London Broncos/Harlequins, 12 for Salford and 27 in two spells at Castleford.

“To score 100 tries for London was brilliant and 150 tries would be brilliant too. I’d treasure it dearly and hopefully I can get it this week.

“Hull KR are a very, very good team playing well. We’ve done them once at their place so they’ll be out for revenge down here.

“Hopefully it’s a nice day, we can fill the joint and get another good win.”

Dorn’s return was a major boost for Tigers, who reclaimed third place in First Utility Super League following the win over Widnes.

“It’s great to be back,” said the full-back. “Six weeks out is a long time. I was probably ready a couple of weeks ago, but pushed it a little too hard early in the week and had a bit of a setback.

“I had to bide my time, but the boys have been playing so well I’ve been chomping at the bit.”

Despite that, Dorn reckons he is the only player who would miss out if he could pick a Tigers team from anybody in Super League.

“I don’t think I’d swap any of them (Tigers’ side) for anybody at the moment,” he said.

“Maybe Zak Hardaker in for me, but that’s about it! I think our pack’s brilliant.

“Daz Clark’s amazing, Chubbs (Craig Huby), Millo (Grant Millington) and Andy Lynch in the middle too and the guys we bring off the bench are unbelievable. They’re doing absolutely amazing job.”

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