Castleford move closer to title thanks to Jy Hitchcox against Catalans

• Catalans 24-32 Castleford
• Tigers close to winning League Leaders’ Shield

Two Jy Hitchcox tries secured a 20th regular season win for the Castleford Tigers as they defeated Catalans Dragons in Perpignan and all but confirmed the Super League leaders a semi-final place in the end of season play-offs, even before the Super 8s start this week. They will need a maximum of two wins from the seven games to secure the League Leaders’ Shield.

The Tigers scored two late tries to secure the victory despite being down to 11 men at one point in the second half following the yellow cards for Kevin Larroyer (unsportsmanlike behaviour) and Mike McMeeken (holding down in the tackle).

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