Warrington’s unbeaten start continues
The Wolves are the only remaining team in the competition with a 100% record following an impressive six wins from six. Their unbeaten start has been put to the test in recent weeks with narrow and late wins over Salford and Catalans but they produced a dominant and blistering performance to ease past Castleford.
Warrington controlled the game from the start, always looked dangerous in attack and showed the sort of form which led them to back-to-back Grand Finals in 2012 and 2013.
A mouth-watering top of the table clash against local rivals Widnes awaits at the Halliwell Jones Stadium next. Will the rampant Vikings be able to stop the resilient Wolves?
‘Chrissy Sandow’s having a party!’
That was the chant which the jubilant Warrington scrum-half danced his way off the Halliwell Jones pitch to.
After a difficult start to his career in England in the Super 8s last season, Sandow has been in blistering form so far this campaign and his partnership with Kurt Gidley in the halves is a big factor as to why the Wolves remain unbeaten.
The former Parramatta player won the Super League player of the month for February and it’s difficult to see him not being in the running for the accolade for March also.
Conceding seven first-half tries is not the Castleford we have seen over the last two years and was a performance the players and fans will want to quickly forget.
The Tigers put in a more spirited display after the break but Daryl Powell will be hugely disappointed with how his team defended and their attitude once falling far behind.
Another tough test awaits them on Thursday against Leeds as they look to rediscover the form we have seen from Cas in recent seasons.
After spending five seasons with the Wolves, Joel Monaghan would have had ambivalent feelings when he lined up against his old side for the first time.
The winger’s try in the second-half was applauded by the home fans and was a touching reminder that supporters never forget the effort and achievements players gave for their former clubs.
Warrington Wolves 56 (38)
Tries: Sandow (2), Penny, Lineham (2), Gidley, Russell, Atkins, Currie (2), Dwyer
Goals: Gidley (6)
Castleford Tigers 12 (0)
Tries: Monaghan, Springer
Goals: Gale (2)