SL Preview: Castleford v St Helens (Sun)

Castleford Tigers have made two changes to the 19-man squad for Sunday afternoon’s match versus St Helens at the Wish Communications Stadium.

Justin Carney returns from a three-match suspension to take his place in the squad at the expense of James Clare while Ben Davies has recovered from a hamstring injury to replace Dan Fleming.

The only injury absentees are Jake Webster (knee) who is out for the remainder of the season and Lee Gilmour who is suffering with a nerve problem.

Saints have also announced their squad for the Round 21 Super League fixture.

Greg Richards is set to make his debut for Nathan Brown’s side whilst Luke Thompson has been recalled.

Castleford 19-man squad: Owen, Carney, Shenton, Dixon, Chase, Ellis, Walker, Clark, Huby, Hauraki, Millington, Milner, Massey, Holmes, Thompson, Tansey, Mason, Boyle, Davies.

St Helens 19-man squad: Wellens, Turner, Meli, Hohaia, Lomax, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Wilkin, Manu, Laffranchi, Clough, Jones, Makinson, Greenwood, Walmsley, Thompson, O’Brien, Richards.

Prediction: Castleford to build on last week’s win over Wigan and beat an inconsistent Saints side.


St Helens have won their last ten meetings with Castleford. The Tigers’ last win against the Saints was 30-24 at The Jungle (as it was then known) on 6 April, 2008.

St Helens have emerged victorious from four consecutive away visits to Castleford since then.

2013 meeting:

St Helens 48, Castleford 18 (SLR10, 1/4/13)

Super League summary:

Castleford won 4

St Helens won 29 (includes win in 1999 play-offs)

1 draw

Castleford highest score: 36-22 (H, 2002) (Widest margin: 35-16, H, 1997)

St Helens highest score: 72-4 (A, 2006) (also widest margin)

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