Nervy St Helens overcome Castleford thanks to boot of Tommy Makinson


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The only thing that rises higher than the temperature when we get to this stage of the Super League season are the nerves, and how that was evident here.

A fortnight ago, a narrow victory riddled with so many errors would have been unacceptable from a St Helens side in pursuit of an unprecedented fourth successive Super League title. But back to back below-par performances, including defeat to Salford last week, have led to their position at the top coming under increasing threat from Wigan, and a third successive defeat here could have caused real panic among the reigning champions.

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Written by Aaron Bower at the Totally Wicked Stadium
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