SL preview: Castleford v Warrington (Sun)

Castleford coach Daryl Powell is without Oliver Holmes and Jonathan Walker, as both miss out with knee injuries picked up in the Tigers’ last match against Huddersfield.

Ben Davies has been released so Ryan Boyle returns from a one-match suspension, while Keith Mason and Charlie Martin are also recalled to the squad.

Warrington head coach Tony Smith has been forced to make three changes of his own due to injury. Mike Cooper and Brett Hodgson both have knee problems whilst Michael Monaghan is also out.

Therefore Brad Dwyer, James Laithwaite and Tyrone McCarthy are all brought in to the 19-man Wolves squad for the match at the Wish Communications Stadium.

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

Warrington 19-man squad: Bridge, Briers, Carvell, Currie, Dwyer, Grix, Harrison, Higham, Hill, Laithwaite, McCarthy, Monaghan, Morley, Myler, Ratchford, C. Riley, Waterhouse, Westwood, Wood.

Prediction: Warrington were poor in their Challenge Cup defeat to Hull FC, expect a backlash. Away win.


Warrington have won their last eight meetings against Castleford, with the Tigers’ last win coming 28-6 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Easter Monday, 2009.

Castleford’s last home win against the Wolves was 44-24 on 24 August, 2008 – with Warrington winning four consecutive away games against the Tigers since then.

2013 meeting – Warrington 40-24 Castleford (SLR1, 3/2/13)

Super League summary:

Castleford won 13

Warrington won 25

Castleford highest score: 52-26 (H, 2006) (Widest margin: 39-6, H, 1999)

Warrington highest score: 64-6 (A, 2006) (Widest margin: 62-0, H, 2011)

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