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Super League match preview: Castleford Tigers v Widnes Vikings
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Castleford Tigers name just one change to their squad under the leadership of temporary manager Danny Orr for their Super League clash against the Widnes Vikings on Saturday.
Former captain Orr took the reins during the week following the departure of Ian Millward and his assistant coach Stuart Donlan.
The lone change for the Tigers sees winger Kirk Dixon come into the matchday squad in place of James Clare.
Ryan Boyle retains his place in the squad after impressing on his return to the club against Huddersfield Giants last weekend.
Prop Nathan Massey is available for the clash despite being substituted against the Giants following an injury scare.
Second rows Dave Allen, Hep Cahill and Gareth Hock are all out of action for the Widnes Vikings as they make the trip over the Pennines.
The trio's absence does however pave the way for 19-year-old local forward Adam Lawton to make the squad.
Lawton has progressed through the club's academy system and his inclusion in the provisional squad indicates a likely first team debut for the prop.
Widnes enter the clash in fine form having registered a record Super League score against Salford last Sunday, beating the City Reds 58-24.
Meanwhile the hosts seek only their second win of the campaign after nine defeats have seen them rooted at the foot of the Super League standings.
Despite siting rock bottom the Tigers have run out victorious in four of the five previous meetings between the sides.
Castleford:Boyle, Chase, Clark, Dixon, Ellis, Fleming, Gilmour, Hauraki, Holmes, Huby, Martin, Massey, Mason, Milner, Owen, Shenton, Tansey, Thompson, Walker.
Widnes: Ah Van, Brown, Clarke, Dean, Flynn, Gerrard, Gore, Hanbury, Joseph, Kavanagh, Lawton, Leuluai, Mellor, O'Carroll, Owens, Phelps, Pickersgill, White, Winterstein.
What they said...
Castleford Tigers temporary coach Danny Orr
"We know that we can play well, we've proved that against Leeds Rhinos, Catalan Dragons and Wigan Warriors this season, but the good teams do it week in, week out and we know that is where we need to get to".
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|9||Hull K R||27||23|
|10||Salford Red Devils||27||23|
|13||Bradford Bulls *||27||10|
|First Utility Super League|
|Thursday 5th February|
|20:00||Widnes vs Wigan|
|Friday 6th February|
|20:00||St Helens vs Catalans Dragons|
|Sunday 8th February|
|15:00||Huddersfield vs Hull|
|15:00||Warrington vs Salford|
|15:00||Hull K R vs Leeds|
|15:30||Castleford vs Wakefield|
|Thursday 12th February|
|20:00||Salford vs St Helens|
|Friday 13th February|
|20:00||Hull vs Warrington|
|20:00||Leeds vs Widnes|
|20:00||Wigan vs Huddersfield|
|First Utility Super League|
|Saturday 11th October|
|St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan|
|Friday 3rd October|
|Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington|
|Thursday 2nd October|
|St Helens 30 - 12 Catalans Dragons|
|Friday 26th September|
|Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons|
|Thursday 25th September|
|Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington|
|Saturday 20th September|
|Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons|
|Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes|
|Friday 19th September|
|St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford|
|Thursday 18th September|
|Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield|
|Sunday 14th September|
|Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R|
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