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Catalans Dragons

  • Menzies, Anderson, Millard, Duport, Pelissier, Escare,
    Goals: Bosc (7),
    Drop goals: Bosc,
39 - 30

Castleford

  • Clark, Thompson (2), Carney (2),
    Goals: Ellis (5),
  • Super League
  • Super League
  • 18th May 2013
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 7,083

Super League match preview: Catalan Dragons v Castleford Tigers

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Daryl Powell: Takes charge of the Castleford Tigers for the first time in Saturday's clash

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The Catalan Dragons will be keen to get their Super League campaign back on track when the Castleford Tigers come to the south of France on Saturday.

The Dragons made a positive start to the season but have struggled of late in league action, although they did boost confidence last time out with a 92-8 mauling of the York City Knights in Challenge Cup action.

Castleford had the weekend off after losing in the fourth round to the Leeds Rhinos and they will have a new coach in the dugout in Perpignan following the appointment of Daryl Powell from Featherstone Rovers.

Forward Grant Millington features in the Tigers' 19-man squad for the first time since suffering an injury in the Good Friday match against Wakefield Wildcats at the end of March.

The Australian replaces Weller Hauraki who is out with shoulder injury while Charlie Martin comes into the squad in place of the on-loan Tyrone McCarthy.

It has been a hectic week for Powell and the former Leeds Rhinos man admits he has yet to speak to all of his squad ahead of Saturday's tricky-looking clash against the Dragons.

Talks

"I've not been able to speak to everybody yet with the week being so hectic, but I have spoken to quite a few of the senior players and I need to continue on with that process," he told the Castleford and Pontefract Express.

"This week's trip to France will give me a chance to do that so from that perspective it's ideal.

"I just need to get round everybody and really it's finding out about them as people as much as it is as players because you've got plenty of evidence of what they can do on the pitch."

The Dragons, who drew 17-all at Castleford earlier in the season, are undefeated in their last four meetings with the Tigers - having won three and drawn one.

There is only one change to Laurent Frayssinous' Dragons squad with veteran Australian Steve Menzies replaced William Barthau. Scott Dureau is closing in on a comeback but will play no part this weekend.

Catalan Dragons: Blanch, Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Anderson, Mounis, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Millard, Pala, Simon, Fakir, Duport, Baile, Escare.

Castleford Tigers: Owen, Carney, Shenton, Dixon, Chase, Ellis, Walker, Clark, Huby, Gilmour, Millington, Milner, Massey, Holmes, Thompson, Tansey, Martin, Mason, Boyle.

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Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
Today's Results
TimeResult
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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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