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

THE FACTS

When is Warrington Wolves vs Castleford Tigers taking place? Friday 6th March, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Warrington Wolves vs Castleford Tigers taking place? Halliwell Jones Stadium

What is the expected weather for Warrington Wolves vs Castleford Tigers? 5c in partly cloudy skies

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

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Warrington Wolves 12-14 Castleford Tigers

THE TEAM NEWS

WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington put in a very poor display as they were nilled by Leeds last week and they must be much better as they host Castleford because another loss here would see them lose even further ground on the early pacesetters.
  • The Wolves lost hooker Daryl Clark to a knock last week and he will face a race against time to get himself fit for this contest but he has been included in Steve Price’s 21-man squad and will be given every chance to feature.
  • Price has confirmed that Leilani Latu will not be considered for selection until he improves his fitness levels and the former Gold Coast forward is likely to spend time in the reserves or with dual-registration partners Widnes Vikings in an attempt to do so.

21-man squad: Akauola, Austin, Brand, Burrell, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Hill, Johnson, King, Lineham, Mamo, Murdoch-Masila, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Walker, Widdop

Unavailable: Jack Hughes (Injured), Leilani Latu (Match Fitness), Anthony Gelling (Disciplinary), Matty Ashton (Injured)

Questionable: Daryl Clark (Injured)

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

  • Castleford scored 22 unanswered points in the second half as they overturned a half-time deficit to overcome Hull KR last week and they will be hoping to make it five wins from six to begin this campaign as they head to Warrington.
  • The Tigers suffered a big injury blow last week after Liam Watts picked up an injury to his finger that will sideline him for this game but the diagnosis is not as bad as first feared and he could return to the side as early as next week.
  • Sosaia Feki had been close to a debut for the Tigers but the off-season acquisition from Cronulla suffered a setback in training last week and a torn calf will keep him on the sidelines for now. There is better news for Alex Foster who is named in the 21-man squad for the first time this season after overcoming a knee injury.

21-man squad: Blair, Clare, Foster, Griffin, Hepi, Holmes, Massey, Mata’utia, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Olpherts, O’Neill, Rankin, Richardson, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Smith, Trueman, Turner

Unavailable: Sosaia Feki (Injured), Matt Cook (Injured), Greg Eden (Injured), Junior Moors (Injured), Liam Watts (Injured)

Questionable: Jesse Sene-Lefao (Injured), Alex Foster (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Warrington were outplayed by Leeds last week as the Wolves failed to score a single point in their defeat at Headingley. They face another tough task here as they come up against a Castleford side with just one defeat to their name so far this season and the Tigers will be confident of maintaining their strong start to the season. Warrington will need to massively improve on last week’s showing but Castleford possess the better form and they should come out on top again.

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