After impressive starts to their Super League campaigns last weekend, Castleford face Warrington in what promises to be a thriller on in the Saturday SKY game.
The Wolves thrashed Harlequins 58-0 while Castleford put in a superb performance to defeat champions Leeds 24-10 on their own patch.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better start. Leeds are the champions, not to mention close local rivals, so we knew that we had to be at our very best and we gave a really strong team effort to take the points. Obviously we surprised a few people but we felt that it was a game that we could win and on the evening we stuck to Terry’s game plan and no one can deny that we didn’t deserve the victory.
“But I guess that both Gareth and I would agree that you don’t get carried away on the back of one victory. Saturday will be another very tough game, spirits will be high in both camps and it should be a great match to open our campaign at the Jungle.”
Interest is high in both clubs, with Warrington fans still on a high following August’s Challenge Cup triumph over Huddersfield at Wembley. Last season, the Wolves won at The Jungle before falling to defeat at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, and former Hull prop Carvell hopes they can turn it around this year.
He said: “It’s a good atmosphere at Cas, a traditional rugby ground where the crowd are on top of you and very vocal.
“Lets hope it’s the same this weekend – and then we win over at Warrington!”