Written by Callum Walker
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.
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|
Coach: Darryl Powell
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