2021 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 16th September, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves taking place? The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

  • Castleford Tigers’ hopes of making the play-offs suffered a huge blow as they went down to top six rivals Hull KR last week and they must now win this contest with Warrington Wolves to extend their season.
  • The Tigers were narrowly in front at the break before scoring the first try of the second half but they could not hold on and must now win this, although their hopes could be bolstered by the return of Paul McShane, Liam Watts and Gareth O’Brien.

21-man squad: Evalds, Olpherts, Mata’utia, Shenton, Richardson, Watts, McShane, Millington, Blair, Milner, Massey, Griffin, Foster, Hepi, Clare, Sene-Lefao, Smith, Matagi, Turner, Bienek, O’Brien

WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington Wolves were not at their best but did what was required as they edged a golden point thriller with Salford Red Devils last week to seal third place in Super League but they will be eager to put in an improved performance here ahead of the play-offs.
  • A George Williams field goal, his second of the game, sealed the victory for the Wolves and while they could have opted to rest a host of stars for this game, head coach Steve Price has named a strong squad as they go in search of a fourth league win from five meetings against Castleford Tigers.

21-man squad: Ratchford, Lineham, Charnley, Austin, Widdop, Hill, Cooper, Currie, Hughes, Philbin, J. Clark, Ashton, Mamo, Mulhern, Akauola, Thewlis, Doro, Longstaff, Wrench, Williams, Whitehead

THE PREDICTION

Castleford Tigers need to win this final game of the regular season to finish the year in the top six and compete in the play-offs. They could have achieved that feat already had they managed to overcome Hull KR in their crucial clash last week but they were second best and failed to get the job done. The pressure will be on them in this contest with Warrington Wolves and it could also be a danger that the Wire have nothing to play for having already secured third spot. The Wolves have won their last two but have failed to impress and that could open the door for Cas to make it back-to-back successes against the Wolves in all competitions.

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