Australian half-back Brent Sherwin has called for the Castleford fans to get behind the team in tonight’s big opener against Leeds.
The Tigers travel to Headingley to face the Rhinos, who got their campaign off to a winning start against Crusaders last week, in a game brought forward due to their World Club Challenge commitments.
Sherwin said: “We need to get as many fans there as we can.
“Leeds have a strong support base but it’s a big lift when you are out on the field to hear the Tigers fans getting behind you. The fans were tremendous on our travels last season, as well of course when we are at the Jungle, and the guys are hoping that it will be the same this year. It’s a local derby so hopefully there will be bus and carloads of fans making the trip to Leeds and we’ll certainly be doing our best to reward them.”
The former Canterbury Bulldog missed last years fixture but having recovered from his ankle problem he is raring to go on the eve of Super League XV.
“I sat out the game at Headingley last year but I’m looking forward to the start of the new season and the trip to face Leeds is the sort of big game that I enjoy taking part in. There is a determination to do well in the squad and personally I’m looking for a good season and to playing my part in another successful season – and hopefully at the end of the campaign, another tilt at the play-offs.”