Squad named to face Hull FC

Posted: Tuesday 8th June 2021 - 12:16 PM

It’s a return to Betfred Super League action for both sides following the Challenge Cup semi-finals on Saturday afternoon, with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm. The match has SOLD OUT, the fixture has reached capacity in accordance with the local authority and Government guidelines.

The Tigers Head Coach makes five changes from the semi-final winning squad with: Niall Evalds, Jake Trueman, Cheyse Blair, Daniel Smith, and Gareth O’Brien making way for Danny Richardson, George Griffin, Lewis Bienek, Lewis Peachey, and Brad Graham stepping into the squad.

Griffin returns from serving his one-match suspension and Brad Graham is named in the 21-man squad declaration for the first time in 2021. The Tigers Academy product made his Super League debut against the Black & Whites in October last year.

Fans can expect a fierce clash with Castleford and Hull FC contesting many close and heated encounters in recent years, and the game will live on Sky Sports and available to watch for free on Sky Sports’ official YouTube channel – you can set a reminder HERE.

This round of Betfred Super League fixtures will also be in support of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, which aims to highlight the importance of issues surrounding discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity, as well as the positive work done both within the sport and the wider community. You can read more HERE.

Castleford Tigers 21-man squad vs Hull FC

2. Derrell Olpherts
3. Peter Mata’utia
4. Michael Shenton
7. Danny Richardson
8. Liam Watts
9. Paul McShane
11. Oliver Holmes
13. Adam Milner
14. Nathan Massey
15. George Griffin
17. Alex Foster
18. Jacques O’Neill
19. Tyla Hepi
20. James Clare
21. Jesse Sene-Lefao
24. Suaia Matagi
25. Jordan Turner
26. Lewis Bienek
27. Lewis Peachey
28. Brad Martin
30. Brad Graham

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