Super League preview: London v Castleford

London are undefeated against Castleford since the club’s re-branding began in the 2012 season – having won three matches and drawn one.

The Tigers’ last victory against the capital side was a 56-24 home win on 29 May, 2011.

The Broncos/Harlequins are also undefeated in their last four home meetings with Castleford – having won two and drawn two.

Daryl Powell’s side last enjoyed an away victory against London on 6 September, 2009 – winning 48-0 at Twickenham Stoop.

London

Under-19’s forward Jon Wallace replaces Carl Forster, who has returned to St Helens after completeing a month’s loan.

Squad: Bishay, Caton-Brown, Cook, Cunningham, Drinkwater, Farrar, Forster, Greenwood, Griffin, Krasniqi, Macani, McMeeken, Minns, Moore, O’Callaghan, Slyney, Solomona, Vea, Wallace.

Last match: Lost 54-6 away at Leeds

Castleford

Winger James Clare is in line to make his first appearance of the season, as he replaces Richard Owen, whilst 19-year-old Brad Day could make his debut in the place of the injured Jake Webster.

Squad: Shenton, Carney, Dorn, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Massey, Clark, Holmes, Mariano, Ellis, Channing, Clare, Fleming, Finn, Day.

Last match: Lost 23-16 away at Salford

Previous ten meetings

London Broncos 30, Castleford 30 (SLR17, 1/6/13)

Castleford 12, London Broncos 26 (SLR7, 17/3/13)

Castleford 20, London Broncos 42 (SLR24, 12/8/12)

London Broncos 42, Castleford 16 (SLR6, 10/3/12)

Castleford 56, Harlequins 24 (SLR15, 29/5/11)

Harlequins 26, Castleford 26 (SLR10, 15/4/11)

Castleford 40, Harlequins 28 (SLR26, 22/8/10)

Harlequins 40, Castleford 24 (SLR13, 16/5/10)

Harlequins 0, Castleford 48 (SLR26, 6/9/09)

Castleford 8, Harlequins 12 (SLR1, 15/2/09)

Super League summary

London Broncos (including Harlequins, 2006 & 2008-2011) won 15

Castleford won 15

4 draws

London Broncos highest score: 56-0 (H, 1996) (also widest margin)

Castleford highest score: 66-12 (A, 2008) (also widest margin)

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