Cas vs Hull: Cup Match Preview
Posted: Saturday 12th September 2020 - 7:46 PM
A place in the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup quarterfinals is up for grabs as Castleford Tigers take on Hull FC on Sunday afternoon in the final match of Round Six.
This match was postponed from August 22nd following positive Covid-19 tests within the Black & Whites camp and rearranged for Sunday, 13th September kicking off at 3pm live on the BBC. It means just a tight three-day turnaround for both clubs who featured in Super League’s Round 12 matches on Thursday, 10th September at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
Castleford Tigers and Hull FC have previously met each other on three occasions in the last five years in the Challenge Cup in 2015, 2017 and 2019, with the Airlie Birds coming out victorious in each encounter.
Both Head Coach and captain at the Tigers have set their sights high on silverware this season and have spoken strongly about wanting to do well in the Cup this season, it’s a difficult task to play another intense rugby league match with just three days separation but both Powell and Shenton’s mindset is to knuckle down and get on with it.
It was late heartbreak for the Fords on Thursday night who only trailed for the first time in the 78th minute, Matty Ashton scoring the decisive try in a 10-12 defeat. Daryl Powell has made three changes from that 21-man squad with Sosaia Feki, Jake Trueman and Cheyse Blair joining the squad. Feki could make his Tigers competitive debut after suffering a couple of injury setbacks, Trueman has missed Castleford’s last two matches following a back injury and Blair could feature in his first fixture since the season restarted in early August.
Hull held on to win their match on Thursday night against Wakefield 26-23 and will have eight senior players return to their 21-man squad. In recent seasons the Fords and the Black & Whites have developed something of a second rivalry away from their neighbouring sides after many exciting and close contests over the years. With both sides looking to come out of September looking strong, this game should lay a marker of intent down for either side’s ambitions as we head into the busy period of the season.
WHEN: Sunday, 13th September at 3pm
WHERE: Totally Wicked Stadium
HOW TO WATCH: BBC One
GET INVOLVED: Cheer the Tigers on throughout the day on social media using #ReadyToRoar
Castleford Tigers 21-man squad: Derrell Olpherts, Peter Mata’utia, Michael Shenton, Sosaia Feki, Jake Trueman, Danny Richardson, Liam Watts, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Oliver Holmes, Mike McMeeken, Adam Milner, Nathan Massey, George Griffin, Cheyse Blair, James Clare, Jacques O’Neill, Tyla Hepi, Greg Eden, Calum Turner, Lewis Peachey
Hull FC 21-man squad: Jamie Shaul, Bureta Faraimo, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Adam Swift, Jake Connor, Danny Houghton, Chris Satae, Manu Ma’u, Ligi Sao, Albert Kelly, Jordan Johnstone, Brad Fash, Jordan Lane, Andre Savelio, Mahe Fonua, Kieran Buchanan, Gareth Ellis, Jack Brown, Ratu Naulago
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