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Castleford v Huddersfield

26 Sep 20 0 Comments

Written by Callum Walker

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Thursday 24th September, 20:15, Super League Round 13, Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, Castleford Tigers versus Huddersfield Giants Match Preview

Neither side was in action at the weekend given that both had exited the Challenge Cup in the sixth round. That rest would have been critical for Castleford who had endured four games in 15 days. Since lockdown, the Tigers have won just one game in six which, coincidentally, is the same record as Huddersfield. The Giants did, however, stem that five-game losing run with a 29-6 triumph over Wakefield.

Castleford Tigers

Sosaia Feki, Peter Mata’utia and Jake Trueman are out with injury for Castleford, but Jesse Sene-Lefo returns after the end of his two-week isolation period. Matt Cook could also be in line for his first appearance of the season whilst Gareth O’Brien is back after being cup-tied.

21 Man Squad
James Clare Greg Eden
Matt Cook George Griffin
Tyler Hepi Oliver Holmes
Nathan Massey Jesse Sene-Lefo
Mike McMeeken Paul McShane
Grant Millington Adam Milner
Cheyse Blair Gareth O’Brien
Jacques O’Neill Derrell Olpherts
Lewis Peachey Danny Richardson
Michael Shenton Calum Turner
Liam Watts

Coach: Darryl Powell

Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield have Lee Gaskell back after his thumb has finally healed as Owen Trout also returns, though interim boss Luke Robinson can only call on 20 players due to injury pressures.

21 Man Squad
Reiss Butterworth Leroy Cudjoe
Kenny Edwards Lee Gaskell
James Gavet Ashton Golding
Robson Stevens Owen Trout
Suaia Matagi Jermaine McGillvary
Darnell McIntosh Oliver Russell
Aidan Sezer Owen Trout
Jordan Turner Joe Wardle
Jake Wardle Oliver Wilson
Sam Wood Dominic Young

Coach: Simon Woolford


It was a 24-0 victory for Castleford in the last meeting between the two sides 13 months ago. In fact, the Tigers have won nine of their last 11 games with the Giants.


Huddersfield Giants by 6

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