The Clash returns for 2019!
Posted: Tuesday 15th January 2019 - 9:07 AM
Castleford Tigers will face Leeds Rhinos in a three-game series titled “The Clash” in 2019.
Two of the three Betfred Super League fixtures will take place at Emerald Headingley Stadium and the third and final meeting taking place at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.
Following the success of the Rhinos’ record-breaking Super League attendance at The Clash in 2018, which saw 23,246 fans attend the local derby at Elland Roach last March, The Clash has been revived for 2019 for all three Super League meetings between the two local sides this season.
The rivalry between these two clubs has flourished in recent years. The Rhinos ended their long wait to lift the Challenge Cup back in 2014 when Kevin Sinfield finally got his hands on the famous old trophy following a memorable 23-10 win at Wembley over former Head Coach Daryl Powell and his Castleford team.
2017 saw the Tigers dominate Super League sitting atop of the table for the majority of the season, however, hardened by their experience, the Rhinos came firing back at Old Trafford and claimed their record eighth Super League title. Despite their renewed champions status, 2018 saw Leeds suffer in all three meetings against their local rivals and now the stage is set for this rivalry to reignite in The Clash for 2019.
The first meeting takes place on Thursday 28th March at Emerald Headingley Stadium, kick off 7.45pm. The second match of the series also takes place at Emerald Headingley and is already set to be a huge occasion as the Rhinos officially open the new-look stadium with the completed North Stand development on Thursday, 16th May.
The final game in The Clash series will be hosted by the Tigers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday 7th July, kick off 3.30pm.
Tickets for both fixtures at Emerald Headingley Stadium will go on sale to Castleford Tigers supporters in due course with further details expected later this week.
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