2019 Super League – Castleford Tigers vs Hull FC Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Castleford Tigers vs Hull FC taking place? Thursday 13th June, 19:45

Where is Castleford Tigers vs Hull FC taking place? The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

What channel is Castleford Tigers vs Hull FC on in the UK? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream the match in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Castleford Tigers vs Hull FC?

Castleford Tigers – https://tigers.mysportstickets.co.uk/

Hull FC – https://hullfcshop.com/collections/tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

Head Coach: Daryl Powell

Squad: Aston, Blair, Clare, Clarkson, Cook, Eden, Massey, Mata’utia, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Minikin, Moors, Rankin, Sene-Lefao, Smith, Trueman, Watts

Unavailable: Luke Gale, Jamie Ellis, Alex Foster, Oliver Holmes, Michael Shenton

  • Castleford bounced back from their heavy defeat at the hands of St. Helens with a thrilling golden point win over Huddersfield last week and will now look to make it back-to-back wins as they host Hull FC.

  • The Tigers have received a huge boost with Junior Moors looking set to return from injury as he was named in the 19-man squad and he is joined by Jesse Sene-Lefao who is back from compassionate leave.

  • Wigan-bound Mitch Clark makes way as well as Will Maher as the Tigers’ squad begins to look a lot healthier and head coach Daryl Powell will have no excuses if his side cannot kick on from here on in.

HULL FC

Head Coach: Lee Radford

Squad: Brown, Buchanan, Connor, Faraimo, Fash, Green, Hadley, Houghton, Kelly, Litten, Minichiello, Naulago, Paea, Savelio, Shaul, Sneyd, Taylor, Washbrook, Westerman

Unavailable: Matty Dawson-Jones, Jordan Lane, Carlos Tuimavave, Gareth Ellis, Jack Logan, Josh Bowden, Josh Griffin, Sika Manu

  • Hull FC were given a big scare late on as they managed to overcome going down to 11 men to see off Salford for an important win but will have their strength in depth tested once again as they travel to Castleford.

  • Josh Griffin has been handed a one-match ban for the dangerous throw that saw him receive his marching orders last week with that leaving Hull light in the centres so youngster Kieran Buchanan is named in the 19-man squad in his place.

  • In two other changes, Scott Taylor is back sooner than anticipated and he is joined by Jack Brown but Sika Manu is out with a dead leg and Josh Bowden will not be risked following his return from an ACL injury recently.

THE PREDICTION

Castleford secured an important win in golden point last week but questions remain around their level of performance. They should improve this week as they look set to welcome back a couple of big players but face a tough test against top 5 rivals Hull FC. Both are capable of winning this but it very much depends on which side turns up on the night. Hull are in the better form on the whole and have shown some promising signs over the last two games and that could be enough for them to just edge this one.