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

THE FACTS

When is Castleford Tigers vs Hull KR taking place? Friday 1st March, 19:45

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

What channel is Castleford Tigers vs Hull KR on in the UK? Castleford Tigers vs Hull KR will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream the match in the UK? N/A

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

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

Hull KR – https://www.tickethour.co.uk/hkr-ww/showProductList.html

THE TEAM NEWS

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

Head Coach: Daryl Powell

Squad: Aston, Clare, Clarkson, Cook, Eden, Edogo, Massey, Mata’utia, McShane, Millington, Minikin, Moors, O’Neill, Peachey, Rankin, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Trueman, Watts

Unavailable: Luke Gale, Jamie Ellis, Oliver Holmes, Mike McMeeken, Mitch Clark, Ben Roberts, Alex Foster, Adam Milner

  • Castleford Tigers went to the top of the Super League table after they secured a comfortable victory away at London Broncos last week and they will look to maintain their 100% start to the season as they host Hull KR.

  • The Tigers are suffering with a large injury list and that appears to have grown after Adam Milner went off against London and is replaced in the 19-man squad by youngster Lewis Peachey.

  • Head coach Daryl Powell has confirmed that one of the younger members of his squad will make their debut in this game due to having little choice to throw them in with Peachey, Jaques O’Neill and Cory Aston all competing for a place in the 17.

HULL KR

Head Coach: Tim Sheens

Squad: Addy, Atkin, Dagger, Drinkwater, Garbutt, Greenwood, Hall, Hauraki, Jewitt, Keinhorst, Lannon, Lee, Linnett, Masoe, McGuire, Mulhern, Oakes, Shaw, Vaivai

Unavailable: Adam Quinlan, Shaun Lunt, Nick Scruton, Ben Crooks, Joel Tomkins, George Lawler

  • Hull KR surrendered a 14-point half-time lead as they were kept scoreless by Salford in the second half to slip to a disappointing loss and now face a tough trip to Castleford as they look to get back on track.

  • Rovers will be without captain Joel Tomkins as he serves a ban for questioning the integrity of match officials in the loss to Salford and will face an RFL disciplinary tribunal to learn the length of his ban next week.

  • Impressive youngster George Lawler has also dropped out of the 19-man squad but no reason has been given for his absence with Will Oakes and James Greenwood the two to come in.

THE PREDICTION

Castleford are the early pacesetters in Super League after they maintained their 100% start to the season with a straightforward win over London last week. Hull KR are their opponents this week and they will be keen to bounce back from their poor second half last week but the Tigers are tough to beat at home. That defeat will be difficult to overcome due to the manner in which they lost and despite Castleford’s extensive injury list, they will still have too much for the Robins.