Super League preview: Castleford v Wigan

Castleford put their 100% start on the line when they welcome reigning champions Wigan to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

The Tigers have failed to beat the Warriors at home in their previous six attempts, losing four and drawing two.

Head coach Daryl Powell has made one change to the squad which was victorious over Hull KR last time out, with Nathan Massey coming in for Jamie Ellis.

There is no place in the Wigan squad for captain Sean O’Loughlin, but winger Josh Charnley and back-rower Eddy Pettybourne do return.

Castleford

Squad: Dixon, Shenton, Carney, Dorn, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Massey, Clark, Holmes, Mariano, Wheeldon, Owen, Channing, Fleming, Finn.

Last match: Won 30-10 away at Hull KR

Wigan

Squad: Bateman, Bowen, Burgess, Charnley, Clubb, Crosby, L. Farrell, Flower, Gelling, Green, Hughes, James, McIlorum, Pettybourne, Sarginson, Smith, Taylor, Thornley, Tomkins.

Last match: Won 46-24 at home to Wakefield

Super League summary

Castleford won 8 (includes win in 1999 play-offs)

Wigan won 26 (includes wins in 2002 & 2009 play-offs)

3 draws

Castleford highest score: 38-18 (H, 2006) (also widest margin)

Wigan highest score: 54-12 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 54-12, H, 2001; 46-4, A, 2012)

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