Home team Score Away Team


  • Owen, Thompson (2),
    Goals: Ellis (2),
16 - 37


  • Fox (2), Mathers, Smith, Kirmond, Smith,
    Goals: Sykes (4), Smith (2),
    Drop goals: Sykes,
  • First Utility Super League
  • 29th Mar 2013
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 7,705

Super League Preview: Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Last updated: 29th March 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Tim Smith Wakefield Wildcats

Tim Smith: Scrum-half is back from injury for Wakefield

Justin Carney

Justin Carney: Returns for Castleford after a two-match suspension

Related links





Also see

Castleford welcome back Australian winger Justin Carney from a two-match ban for Friday's Super League derby against Wakefield Wildcats.

Carney and team-mate Weller Hauraki (one-match ban) were both suspended after a mass brawl in the 52-0 thrashing at Hull earlier in the month.

Front-row forwards Jonathan Walker and Jake Emmitt are also in contention for a recall, but hooker Adam Milner drops out of the team that lost at Hull KR.

Cas head into the game on a four-game losing streak, and without a win in six, but have been boosted by the news that utility back Jordan Tansey has signed a two-year contract extension.

Tigers coach Ian Millward said: "I'm picking my strongest team based on form, training and what we believe will be the best for Friday's game against Wakefield. I want all of our squad to play over Easter so everyone will play - some people will play two games while others will play one."

Full strength

Wakefield are at full strength for the trip across Yorkshire and are rested up following the postponement of last week's game against Leeds.

Scrum-half Tim Smith fit again, along with forwards Justin Poore, Ali Lauitiiti, Danny Kirmond and Andy Raleigh.

Kyle Trout, Frankie Mariano and Matty Wildie are the men to make way as the Wildcats look to win on Castleford's home patch for a third successive year.

"The postponement of the Leeds game has given us a chance for some of the guys that have been missing a chance to get a full weeks training under their belt and should leave us going into the Castleford game a bit fresher," stated Wildcats coach Richard Agar.

Castleford's 19-man squad: 1 Richard Owen, 2 Justin Carney, 3 Michael Shenton, 4 Jake Webster, 5 Kirk Dixon, 6 Rangi Chase, 7 Jamie Ellis, 8 Jonathan Walker, 9 Daryl Clark, 10 Craig Huby, 11 Lee Gilmour, 12 Weller Hauraki, 13 Grant Millington, 14 Jake Emmitt, 16 Nathan Massey, 17 Oliver Holmes, 18 Jordan Thompson, 19 Jordan Tansey, 25 Keith Mason

Wakefield's 19-man squad: 1 Richard Mathers, 2 Peter Fox, 3 Dean Collis, 4 Lee Smith, 5 Ben Cockayne, 6 Paul Sykes, 7 Tim Smith, 8 Justin Poore, 9 Paul Aiton, 10 Andy Raleigh, 11 Ali Lauitiiti, 12 Danny Kirmond, 13 Danny Washbrook, 14 Kyle Wood, 15 Kyle Amor, 16 Oliver Wilkes, 19 Vince Mellars, 20 Reece Lyne, 27 Chris Annakin

Click here for more betting

Super League Table

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
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
First Utility Super League
Thursday 5th February
20:00Widnes vs Wigan
Friday 6th February
20:00St Helens vs Catalans Dragons
Saturday 7th February
15:00Warrington vs Salford
Sunday 8th February
15:00Huddersfield vs Hull
15:00Hull K R vs Leeds
15:30Castleford vs Wakefield
Thursday 12th February
20:00Salford vs St Helens
Friday 13th February
20:00Hull vs Warrington
20:00Leeds vs Widnes
20:00Wigan vs Huddersfield

Experts & Blogs



Read the thoughts and opinions of Stevo with skysports.com