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02 Apr 2018 by TSZ

2018 Super League – Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves Preview

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AT A GLANCE

When? Monday 02nd April, 13:30

Where? The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

What channel is it on? Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://castlefordtigers.com/t...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

Head Coach: Daryl Powell

Squad: Clare, Cook, Ellis, Foster, Gale, Holmes, Massey, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Minikin, Moors, Roberts, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Springer, Trueman, Watts, Webster

Unavailable: Joe Wardle, Greg Eden, Jy Hitchcox, Jesse Sene-Lefao, James Green

  • Castleford were able to grind out a hard-fought win over local rivals Wakefield on Thursday as they moved up to fourth-place in the Super League table. The Tigers edged a tight affair in poor conditions by six points to 11.
  • Daryl Powell has confirmed new signing Liam Watts will make his debut after he completed his three-match ban that was picked up when with former club Hull FC. James Green is the man to make way.
  • After losing their first game of the season against St Helens, Castleford have gone on to win their next five fixtures as they look to replicate the form that saw them end last season with the League Leaders’ Shield.

WARRINGTON WOLVES

Head Coach: Steve Price

Squad: Akauola, Atkins, K. Brown, Charnley, Clark, Cooper, Crosby, Currie, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, G. King, T. King, Lineham, Murdoch-Masila, Philbin, Ratchford, Roberts, Westwood

Unavailable: Matty Russell, Declan Patton, Morgan Smith, Mitch Brown, Harvey Livett, Morgan Smith

  • Warrington’s recent upturn in form continued as they defeated local rivals Widnes on Good Friday. For the second consecutive game, Warrington went in at half-time with a deficit on the scoreboard but as they did against Wakefield, came back to win with them claiming a 32-18 victory.
  • Steve Price has made just one change to his 19-man squad with Morgan Smith making way for Dom Crosby. Josh Charnley will keep his place after a brace on his debut.
  • After a slow start to the season, Warrington have now won their last three games and will be looking for a fourth consecutive win here against a side they are level on points with although they have played three games more than Castleford.

THE PREDICTION

In what has the potential to be the best and most competitive game of the round, Castleford host Warrington with both teams looking to continue their good form. Castleford have won five in a row whilst Warrington have won the last three. The pair are quite evenly matched with the Tigers scoring an average of 17.5 points per game compared to Warrington’s 18.7 per game whilst they are conceding an average of 16.6 points per game, slightly better than the 19 Castleford are conceding. This game could go either way but Warrington can just edge it.

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