After wins in their opening two games Castleford Tigers Women dropped their first point of the 2018 season in the Women’s Super League, but played their part in a thrilling 14-14 draw with Wigan Warriors.
Sunday’s game at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle was played in the hottest weather of the year and was a tough battle on the pitch.
The Tigresses started full of confidence after victories over York City Knights and champions Bradford Bulls and plenty of points piled up in both. They were soon ahead as Kelsey Gentles went over for the game’s opening try, which went unconverted.
But Wigan, who had won one and lost one coming into the match, showed they were not going to roll over as they hit back to score two tries, one of which was converted.
Tara Stanley ensured that the Tigers went into half-time feeling more confident again as she crossed for a try, but with no goal the hosts trailed 10-8.
Another try for the Warriors took their lead out to six points again, but Cas kept going and were rewarded as Katie Hepworth raced over for a try she also converted to make it 14-14. That was how it stayed to the finish of a game in which both sides had put in some big hits.