2019 Super League – Castleford Tigers vs Wakefield Trinity Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Castleford Tigers vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Thursday 18th April, 19:45

Where is Castleford Tigers vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

What channel is Castleford Tigers vs Wakefield Trinity 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 Wakefield Trinity?

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

Wakefield Trinity – https://trinity.mysportstickets.co.uk/

THE TEAM NEWS

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

Head Coach: Daryl Powell

Squad: Aston, Clare, Clark, Eden, Holmes, Maher, Massey, Mata’utia, McMeeken, Milner, Minikin, Moors, O’Neill, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Smith, Trueman, Turner, Watts

Unavailable: Luke Gale, Jamie Ellis, Jordan Rankin, Paul McShane, Chris Clarkson, Alex Foster, Matt Cook, Grant Millington, Cheyse Blair

  • Castleford were poor with ball-in-hand as they struggled to break down Huddersfield and paid the price as they went down to defeat with them now hosting local rivals Wakefield in front of the Sky cameras to kick off the Easter weekend.

  • The Tigers have signed centre Cheyse Blair from Melbourne Storm but he won't arrive in time to make his debut in this fixture which will not help Castleford with their injury list increasing.

  • Grant Millington was forced off after his first carry of the game against Huddersfield and is joined on the sidelines by fellow front rower Matt Cook, whilst Tuoyo Egodo also makes way, but Nathan Massey is back from a knock and returns along with Cory Aston and Will Maher.

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Annakin, Arona, Arundel, Ashurst, Crowther, Fifita, Hampshire, Hirst, Horo, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, King, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Pauli, Reynolds, Wood

Unavailable: Tyler Randell, Craig Huby, James Batchelor, Tom Johnstone, James Batchelor, Danny Brough, Jacob Miller, Anthony England

  • Wakefield were too good for Wigan last week as they made it three wins in a row to maintain their position within the top 5 with them now facing one of their competitors for that spot in the form of local rivals Castleford.

  • That win came at a big cost as Trinity ran into plenty of injury trouble, with first-choice halfback pair Danny Brough and Jacob Miller set to miss six weeks apiece whilst Anthony England will also spend some time on the sidelines.

  • Chris Chester has moved to re-sign Mason Caton-Brown and he will be added to Wakefield’s 18-man squad should he receive clearance to feature in this game whilst Ben Reynolds will make his club debut in the halves.

THE PREDICTION

Wakefield's good run of form will face a real test with them now missing even more key players, including their halfback pairing, as they travel to local rivals Castleford. The Tigers are coming off the back of a poor display against Huddersfield, but with Wakefield's injury issues they should be able to capitalise. David Fifita has given Trinity a big boost by signing a new long-term deal and will need to lead from the front if his side are to claim anything from this and, although Cas have injury problems of their own, they should be able to edge this on home soil.