True­man hat-trick lifts Castle­ford

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Tennis -

Jake True­man scored a hat­trick to put Castle­ford on the brink of the play-offs and leave Hull FC fac­ing up to an early fin­ish to their sea­son.

The young half-back was this week in­cluded in the Great Bri­tain per­for­mance squad and he en­hanced his bur­geon­ing rep­u­ta­tion in a Su­per League record 44-12 win against the Air­lie Birds.

Cheyse Blair opened the scor­ing with his first try for Castle­ford be­fore a True­man dou­ble gave the home side a firm grip on the game.

Masi Ma­tongo went over for Hull’s open­ing try but True­man made it a tre­ble be­fore James Clare, Jordan Rankin and Matt Cook com­pleted the vis­i­tors’ misery af­ter Jack Lo­gan’s break­away ef­fort.

The re­sult saw Castle­ford leapfrog their op­po­nents into the top five ahead of their fi­nal fix­ture of the reg­u­lar sea­son against Wi­gan.

Hull must now beat the lead­ers St He­lens next week and hope other re­sults go their way.

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