Tigers back on top after downing Dragons

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Castleford Tigers overcame a sluggish start against Catalans Dragons to get back to winning ways with a 43-26 triumph and return to the Super League summit.

Daryl Powell's side lost their 100 per cent record courtesy of a shock defeat to Salford Red Devils last weekend and trailed 14-0 after 10 minutes at The Jungle on Sunday. 

However, the Tigers soon found their feet and now sit top of the table again, ahead of Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos due to their vastly superior points difference.

Iain Thornley and Richie Myler each went over for Catalans early on, Luke Walsh improving both scores and then adding a penalty.

However, Cas responded with 22 unanswered points before the interval and, although Louis Anderson scored first for the Dragons in the second half, the visitors were ultimately well beaten.

Zak Hardaker, Grant Millington, Joel Monaghan, Junior Moors and Michael Shenton all crossed for the Tigers, while Greg Eden claimed two tries to take his tally for the season to 10 and move ahead of absent team-mate Greg Minikin (shoulder) at the top of the league's try-scoring charts.