A fast start set Castleford Tigers up for a 16-4 win over Leeds Rhinos in the pre-season Grand Final rematch at the Jungle.
Tigers took a 12-0 lead after 11 minutes through tries by Greg Eden and James Green and two Luke Gale conversions.
Matt Parcell’s touchdown cut the gap to 12-4 at the break, but Oliver Holmes crossed early in the second half to complete the scoring
Rhinos forward Carl Ablett was sin-binned for dissent in the second half of a stop-start game which included 16 penalties..
There was some strong defence from both teams, but appalling conditions - sleet and rain falling on a heavy pitch - made it a dour affair.
Check back later and see tomorrow’s Yorkshire Evening Post for a full report and reaction.