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Castleford Tigers capture League Leaders' Shield for the first time

Veteran centre Jake Webster produced a four-try five-star show to help Castleford claim their place in history.

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The 33-year-old former New Zealand international scored half of his side's eight tries as the hugely-impressive Tigers duly lifted the League Leaders' Shield for the first time in the club's 91-year history.

An ultimately comfortable 45-20 victory over neighbours Wakefield in front of a raucous, near-capacity 11,235 crowd at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle enabled Castleford to get their hands on the elusive trophy with four games to spare.

It guarantees Daryl Powell's men a home semi-final, putting them just 80 minutes from a maiden Grand Final appearance at Old Trafford, and also earns them a place in the prestigious 2018 Dacia World Club Series.