Cas hold fire on Wakefield snub over stadium

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Castleford will respond officially today to Wakefield's statement that they would not consider moving in to share the Tigers' proposed new stadium.

The neighbouring Super League clubs both have plans for new grounds, but Wakefield Council has said it will back only one of the schemes. It recently commissioned a feasibility study on which would serve better as a shared home ground, but Wakefield appear to have short-circuited that process by announcing at half-time in Sunday's game that they are only interested in playing at their own proposed venue at Newmarket.

Cas are committed to their own plans a few miles down the M62 at Glasshoughton. "We think our plan is better and more likely to happen, but were prepared to go along with the study and want to know what is happening with that," said a club spokesman.

Both clubs are on notice that they need new or much-improved grounds to back up next year's applications for Super League licences.

Leeds' prop forward, Luke Burgess, has been given a formal warning by the RFL for a high tackle on Salford's Adam Neal in Sunday's match.