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  • Hardman, Ropati, Briggs, Worthington,
    Goals: Finn (3),
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  • Griffin, Youngquest, Clark,
    Goals: Orr, Dixon,
  • Tetleys Challenge Cup
  • Fourth Round
  • 14th Apr 2012
  • Expected to be shown on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD1
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 4,165

Feathers set to fly in derby

Millward aiming for Wembley; Huby back in the Tigers pack

Last updated: 13th April 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Feathers set to fly in derby

Ian Millward: looking to avoid an early exit in the cup

We understand Featherstone are very good professional outfit and they've got a fantastic record at home.

Ian Millward
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Castleford will be hoping they are not on the wrong end of an upset when they make the short trip to Featherstone for Sky Sports' first televised Carnegie Challenge Cup tie on Saturday.

The fourth-round clash between the neighbouring teams has serious potential for a giantkilling - something the Tigers know all about after losing to part-timers Barrow two years ago.

However coach Ian Millward will not be taking Rovers lightly this year, particularly as he has his eyes on a trip to Wembley.

"I'm a big fan of the Challenge Cup," the Australian said. "I'd like to see us go well.

"It's a great opportunity for the club because, if you look at the draw, we're going to have four Super League teams going out and quite a few non-Super League teams are playing each other.

"It's very important to get through to the next stage. There's a huge possibility we could get an easier draw than Featherstone.

"We understand Featherstone are very good professional outfit and they've got a fantastic record at home."

Huby back

Half-back duo Rangi Chase and Danny Orr both sat out the Easter Monday defeat to St Helens in Stobart Super League action but return to Castleford's 19-man squad.

Millward is also able to include fit-again prop Craig Huby while Jordan Thompson and Adam Milner keep their places after impressing against Saints.

Featherstone go into the game off the back of a surprise 60-40 home defeat at the hands of Sheffield Eagles in Championship action.

Coach Daryl Powell admits they have yet to hit top form, though he knows they will have to be at their best if they are to tame the Tigers in front of the Sky cameras.

"I don't think we've been outstanding to date," he said. "In each of the last couple of years we started off steadily but I don't think it's a major issue.

"Our form will come and it certainly needs to come on Saturday. We need to step up but I know can do it."

The last meeting of the sides saw Castleford run out 22-16 in a Northern Rail Cup match back in 2007.

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