2020 Super League – Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Thursday 10th September, 2020 – 20:15 (UK)

Where is Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Totally Wicked Stadium

What is the expected weather for Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves? 13c, cloudy

What channel is Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Warrington Wolves 9-8 Castleford Tigers

THE TEAM NEWS

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

  • Castleford Tigers produced a thrilling comeback after they found themselves 18-0 down very early on against Salford Red Devils but fought back to earn an important two points and avoid a fourth straight loss.
  • Despite their slow start, Cas were almost went in ahead at the break only for Salford to level in a crazy first half that produced 48 points but the Tigers were the stronger side in the second half and ran out 30-37 winners.
  • Jesse Sene-Lefao has been stood down indefinitely by the Tigers while youngster Bailey Hodgson also drops out of the squad with James Clare and Lewis Peachey coming into the 21-man squad.

21-man squad: Clare, Eden, Foster, Griffin, Hepi, Holmes, Massey, Mata’utia, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Moors, O’Brien, Olpherts, O’Neill, Peachey, Richardson, Shenton, Turner, Watts

Unavailable: Sosaia Feki, Matt Cook, Cheyse Blair, Jake Trueman, Daniel Smith, Jesse Sene-Lefao

Questionable: Liam Watts

WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington Wolves put their coronavirus issues behind them as they produced a brilliant display to see off Hull FC last week and make it six consecutive Super League victories for Steve Price’s men.
  • Despite their lack of forwards, the Wolves were able to overcome their opponents with Stefan Ratchford putting in a superb performance in the unfamiliar position of loose forward in the 37-12 success.
  • They will still be without a host of players for this clash as they remain sidelined in self-isolation but there is one boost for the Wolves with Ben Murdoch-Masila back in the 21-man squad after serving a ban.

21-man squad: Ashton, Austin, Brand, Charnley, D. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Doro, Gelling, Johnson, King, Latu, Lineham, Longstaff, Mamo, Murdoch-Masila, Patton, Ratchford, Robson, Thewlis, Walker

Unavailable: Sitaleki Akauola, Luther Burrell, Jason Clark, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Samy Kibula, Joe Philbin, Matt Davis, Gareth Widdop

Questionable:

THE PREDICTION

Castleford Tigers will hope last week’s come-from-behind success against Salford Red Devils can be the catalyst for an improved run of form but they face a tough challenge against Warrington Wolves. The Tigers overturned an 18-point deficit to earn the two points last week while the Wolves’ under-strength squad did the job against Hull FC to set this game up nicely. Both teams are capable of coming out on top but with the attacks likely to dominate, this contest should see at least 44 being scored.

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