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Posted: Thursday 9th September 2021

Tigers squad to take on KR

Daryl Powell has named his 21-man squad for this Saturday’s match against Hull Kingston Rovers.

Castleford travel over to Hull College Craven Park for a huge Betfred Super League fixture, with just two rounds of the regular season remaining both the Tigers and the Robins are fighting for a play-off spot.

The Fords Head Coach makes two changes to the team he named for last Saturday’s Magic Weekend win over Salford Red Devils, with Danny Richardson back available for selection alongside Lewis Peachey, whilst Grant Millington and Cheyse Blair step out of the squad.

Saturday’s HUGE encounter will be the third meeting of the season between Cas and Hull KR, with each side holding a victory over the other. Tigers won the first in what became a 100-minute match in the third round of the 2021 Challenge Cup, four periods of extra time were needed to decide the game with Gareth O’Brien slotting the all-important drop goal. In May, Rovers snatched a late victory through a Jordan Abdull try at Wheldon Road to make it 1-1 in 2021.

Win percentages will determine the final positions in the Super League table, as it stands Castleford occupies the sixth position with 52.38% - whilst Hull KR are in seventh on 50%.

With two rounds left there is still all to play for, depending on results in this round and next week’s final regular round, it makes for an incredibly exciting finish to the campaign.

Away tickets and coach travel for this Saturday’s match are available now through castlefordtigers.com/tickets

Castleford Tigers 21-man squad vs Hull Kingston Rovers

1. Niall Evalds
2. Derrell Olpherts
3. Peter Mata’utia
4. Michael Shenton
7. Danny Richardson
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
22. Daniel Smith
24. Suaia Matagi
25. Jordan Turner
26. Lewis Bienek
27. Lewis Peachey
31. Gareth O’Brien