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Summary

  1. FT: Castleford 23-22 St Helens - Cas win in golden-point extra-time
  2. Luke Gale kicked winning drop-goal in extra-time
  3. Castleford will play in Grand Final at Old Trafford on 7 October

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By Jay Freeman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    FT: Castleford 23-22 St Helens

    Luke Gale

    Well that just about does it for our live text coverage this evening. I'm off to splash my face with cold water and have a cup of tea.

    That match showed why rugby league is one of the greatest sports in the world as far as I'm concerned. It truly had it all.

    You can carry on listening to all the reaction from that dramatic Castleford win at the Jungle on BBC Radio 5 live and you can click here to read the match report.

    Thank you for joining us.

  2. 'It's what rugby league is about'

    FT: Castleford 23-22 St Helens

    Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell told Sky Sports:

    "What a crazy game. It was pretty tight at half-time, we got 10 points in front but we can't defend our try-line.

    "I dunno what we were doing. I thought we did enough to win it until the end. Galey held his nerve with a bit of class.

    "It's what rugby league is about, you don't know you've won until the end. It is great to hear the fans. It was tough to watch but I'm so pleased for the boys and everyone at the club that we've got to the Grand Final."

  3. 'I feel horrible'

    FT: Castleford 23-22 St Helens

    St Helens coach Justin Holbrook told Sky Sports:

    "I feel horrible. It's hard to take at the moment. We showed the effort from the boys tonight.

    "Away from home we kept coming and it was nearly enough to win it but it's devastating.

    "It was a disappointing way to lose. I couldn't be prouder of the players but the result is hurting."

  4. 'Things happen for a reason'

    FT: Castleford 23-22 St Helens

    Castleford Tigers' Luke Gale told Sky Sports:

    "It's hard to sum up. It was an awesome game, we thought we'd blown it but then it came down to the last second and it's my job to kick the drop goals.

    "What a great spectacle that was. Hopefully the Grand Final can be like that.

    "What an amazing story we've had this year. It's been outstanding. Being in hospital two weeks ago thinking my season was over to this.

    "Things happen for a reason and I knew I had the self belief to do it tonight. I'm proud of the boys."

  5. CASTLEFORD TIGERS BEAT ST HELENS

    FT: Castleford 23-22 St Helens

    Luke Gale

    LUKE GALE KICKS THE WINNING DROP GOAL!

    Castleford have nicked it right at the end and they're going to Old Trafford.

    Good grief, this game's had it all.

  6. Post update

    Castleford 22-22 St Helens

    And at the other end, Matty Smith tries a drop goal attempt but he scuffs it and it goes into touch.

    I can't handle the nerves, let alone the players!

  7. Post update

    Castleford 22-22 St Helens

    Castleford's Luke Gale goes for what would have been an absolutely huge drop goal attempt but it sails wide.

    Fingernails? What fingernails?

  8. Post update

    Castleford 22-22 St Helens

    Saints win the toss and Castleford will kick off this extra period of play.

    Who do you reckon's going to win this one, then? An Old Trafford Grand Final place awaits tonight's winner.

  9. Post update

    Castleford 22-22 St Helens

    John Kear

    Wales coach on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    GOLDEN POINT! We don't want to go to bed. We want more rugby league.

    What a finish. What a game. And we've still got more to come.

  10. PENALTY: Castleford 22-22 St Helens

    Luke Gale

    Wow, for the first time ever, there's going to be a golden point play-off in a Super League semi-final.

    Luke Gale puts it over it's all square once more.

    Luke Gale
  11. Post update

    Castleford 20-22 St Helens

    Drama at the end!

    There's an off-the-ball incident and Castleford win a penalty which they will surely kick over to take us to golden point.

  12. TRY: Castleford 20-22 St Helens

    Ryan Morgan

    I can't quite believe this. This is unbelievable. Are Saints about to rain on Castleford's parade?

    Ben Barba's been tremendous tonight and he's helped work yet another St Helens try. Ryan Morgan collects James Roby's pass and edges the visitors ahead.

    Mark Percival misses the extras yet again though.

    Castleford fans, you lads have got about two minutes to find a try.

  13. Post update

    Castleford 20-18 St Helens

    John Kear

    Wales coach on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Never write off the Saints. They've come up with the goods, and they look very incisive when they get into the Castleford half.

  14. TRY: Castleford 20-18 St Helens

    Mark Percival

    Do not, by any means, rule St Helens out just yet.

    Ben Barba shows his class and tees up Mark Percival to cross over and the Saints man makes no mistake.

    That's two tries in four minutes for the visitors but Percival just misses the conversation by inches. Ooh it's tense.

  15. Post update

    Castleford 20-14 St Helens

    What price a Luke Gale drop-goal for Castleford in these final eight minutes? A one-pointer would leave St Helens needing two tries to win.

  16. Post update

    Castleford 20-14 St Helens

    John Kear

    Wales coach on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    That was exactly the same play Saints used to get Regan Grace over in the first half.

  17. TRY: Castleford 20-14 St Helens

    Tommy Makinson

    Luke Walmsley gets over the line but he's held up successfully by Castleford. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook tries his luck and Matty Smith's penalised for a high tackle.

    Tommy Makinson finally gets the ball down and Saints could be back in this.

    The home crowd do their best to put off Mark Percival's conversion attempt and they succeed. He misses.

  18. TRY: Castleford 20-10 St Helens

    Adam Milner, goal Luke Gale

    Just after Paul McShane's successful 40-20, Adam Milner gets the ball down and referee James Child signals a try but takes it upstairs.

    Video ref Phil Bentham gives the go ahead and Castleford are two scores in front.

    What a fantastic five minutes Milner's had. And Luke Gale continues his fine form with the boot as he adds the extras.

  19. Post update

    Castleford 14-10 St Helens

    What a turnaround!

    Cas, who'd been under the cosh for so much of the second half, definitely have their tails up.

    Paul McShane nails a 40-20 kick and they're definitely on top.

  20. Post update

    Castleford 14-10 St Helens

    Great Odin's raven, that's a tremendous tackle.

    Ben Barba finds a way through a wall of Castleford players and eventually the ball finds Tommy Makinson who's rushing on to score what should be a certain try in the corner, but Adam Milner pulls off a try-saving tackle for the hosts.

    Stupendous.