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Super League: Wakefield Wildcats v Castleford Tigers preview

Last updated: 19th April 2014  

Luke Dorn Castleford Tigers v Bradford Bulls PHOTO CREDIT MELANIE ALLATT

Luke Dorn: Castleford's playmaker will play no part in Good Friday's clash against Wakefield

RICHARD AGAR WAKEFIELD WILDCATS SUPER LEAGUE

Richard Agar: Has made three changes to his Wakefield squad to face Castleford

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Castleford Tigers make the short trip to Wakefield Wildcats on Friday looking to atone for their second-half collapse against St Helens.

The Tigers were looking good to inflict a first defeat on Saints last time out, but surrendered a 24-6 half-time lead to lose 30-28 in dramatic fashion.

The Wildcats have endured a tough couple of weeks. Richard Agar's men have played Leeds Rhinos back-to-back and not only lost both games, but suffered an aggregate loss of 102-12.

Agar makes three changes to the side that lost at Leeds, recalling centres Dean Collis and Reece Lyne and prop Daniel Smith, who have all recovered from injury. They replace Luke Briscoe, Lucas Walshaw and the injured Ali Lauitiiti.

"We know Castleford are travelling well, but it is a good opportunity to get back on the horse," Agar told the YEP.

Improvement

"We have still got heaps to improve on, but we have got to dust ourselves down and get ready for the next challenge."

Castleford coach Daryl Powell makes two changes to the side defeated by Saints, with Richard Owen taking the place of full-back Luke Dorn, who is out with a hamstring injury, and Michael Channing reclaiming his centre spot from Jake Webster.

"We have been going pretty well, but our focus is one taking one game at a time," said Powell. "They (Wildcats) are going to respond to what has been happening to them recently.

"It is a derby, they are at home and I expect their players will be giving everything they can to win the game. We aren't taking anything for granted, but we are focusing on playing well, performing and getting on with the job."

Wakefield Wildcats: Mathers, Fox, Riley, Lyne, Sykes, Godinet, Anderson, McShane, Collis, Kirmond, Washbrook, Ryan, Annakin, Smith, Moore, Siejka, Sammut, Scruton, Raleigh.

Castleford Tigers: Shenton, Carney, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Massey, Clark, Boyle, Holmes, Mariano, Wheeldon, Ellis, Owen, Channing, Clare, Finn.

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1 St Helens 22 34
2 Leeds Rhinos 22 32
3 Wigan Warriors 21 30
4 Castleford Tigers 22 30
5 Warrington Wolves 21 28
6 Huddersfield Giants 21 26
7 Catalan Dragons 21 23
8 Widnes Vikings 22 21
9 Hull K R 21 18
10 Salford Red Devils 22 17
11 Wakefield Wildcats 21 17
12 Hull FC 22 16
13 Bradford Bulls * 21 2
14 London Broncos 21 0
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