SL Preview: Warrington v Castleford

Warrington are currently on their worst run since 2009, and go into this game on the back of another defeat at Widnes.

Former Castleford hooker Daryl Clark will be looking to make a point against his former club, though he did sustain a nose injury against the Vikings.

The Wolves are boosted by the return of scrum-half Richie Myler from injury. He has been out for six weeks with a hernia problem.

George King and Joe Philbin add reinforcements to the Wolves’ pack. Full-back or winger Matty Russell is out, however.

Frankie Mariano looks set to make his first appearance of the season for the Tigers. Jake Webster took a blow to the head playing against Leeds on Good Friday, and is absent.

Will Maher is another addition to coach Daryl Powell’s 19-man squad.

Prediction: Castleford will heap more pain on the Wolves and win by 10 points, making up for the pain of the Good friday defeat to Leeds.

Warrington (19-man squad): Asotasi, Atkins, Bridge, Clark, Currie, England, Harrison, Higham, Hill, G. King, Laithwaite, Monaghan, Myler, O’Brien, Penny, Philbin, Ratchford, Sims, Westwood.

Castleford (19-man squad): Dorn, Shenton, Carney, Roberts, Gale, Lynch, Milner, Millington, Cook, Massey, Boyle, S. Moore, Mariano, Wheeldon, Finn, Tansey, Channing, Crossley, Maher.

Stats:

Warrington have won their last five home meetings with Castleford, with the Tigers’ last win at the Halliwell Jones Stadium coming 28-6 on 13 April, 2009.

Super League Summary:

Warrington won 28 (includes win in 2014 play-offs)

Castleford won 14

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

Castleford highest score: 52-26 (H, 2006) (Widest margin: 40-6, H, 2014)

Last 10 meetings:

Castleford 14, Warrington 30 (SLPSF, 25/9/14)
Warrington 48, Castleford 10 (SLR24, 15/8/14)
Castleford 40, Warrington 6 (SLR10, 21/4/14)
Castleford 30, Warrington 40 (SLR23, 4/8/13)
Warrington 40, Castleford 24 (SLR1, 3/2/13)
Castleford 26, Warrington 40 (SLR21, 22/7/12)
Warrington 54, Castleford 6 (SLR12, 22/4/12)
Castleford 18, Warrington 48 (SLR20, 1/7/11)
Warrington 62, Castleford 0 (SLR14, 13/5/11)
Warrington 54, Castleford 30 (SLR21, 11/7/10)

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