SL Preview: Castleford v London

Castleford will be looking to continue their good home form when they host London Broncos on Sunday.

The Tigers have beaten Leeds and drawn with Catalan at the Wish Communications Stadium, and lost out in the dying stages against Wigan a fortnight ago.

They were hammered 52-0 away at Hull last week, however, and are without Justin Carney and Weller Hauraki as a result, after they were both handed bans following that game.

Forwards Daniel Fleming and Jonathan Walker come in to the squad, as does Richard Owen, who spent last week playing for Keighley on dual-registration.

Jake Webster and Lee Gilmour also return to the squad, having missed the defeat against Hull through injury.

London, who have picked up just one win so far this season, make one change to their squad, with Michael Robertson replacing Scott Wheeldon.

Castleford 19-man squad: Owen, Shenton, Webster, Dixon, Chase, Ellis, Walker, Clark, Huby, Gilmour, Millington, Emmitt, Milner, Massey, Holmes, Thompson, Tansey, Fleming, Mason.

London 19-man squad: Bailey, Bryant, Channing, Clubb, Cook, Colbon, Dixon, Dorn, Fisher, Gower, Kaufusi, Krasniqi, Lee, Lovell, Randall, Robertson, Rodney, Sarginson, Witt.

Prediction: Castleford will want to bounce back from last week’s humbling, and have been relatively strong at home – home win


Castleford are without a win in their last four games, having lost three and drawn one. Their last victory was 14-12 at home to Leeds on 10 February.

Luke Dorn needs one appearance to reach 150 for London Broncos/Harlequins.

Dorn is in his second spell with the club, having first made his Broncos debut in a 28-24 win against Warrington at Griffin Park, Brentford, on 13 February, 2005. He scored a first-minute try in that game.

After a season each with Salford (2007) and Castleford (2008), he returned to the club – then Harlequins – and made his second debut against the Tigers – the side he had just left – in a 12-8 road victory on 15 February, 2009.

Dorn scored both Quins’ tries in that win, in a two-minute spell either side of half-time.

Super League summary:

Castleford won 15
London Broncos won 14
3 draws
Castleford highest score: 66-12 (A, 2008) (also widest margin)
London Broncos highest score: 56-0 (H, 1996) (also widest margin)

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