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Castleford

  • Dorn (2), Webster, Shenton, Wheeldon, Clark,
    Goals: Sneyd (5),
34 - 22

Widnes

  • Brown, Phelps, Marsh, Gilmore,
    Goals: Tickle (3),
  • Super League
  • 25th May 2014
  • KO 15:30
  • Att: 5,576

Super League: Castleford Tigers v Widnes Vikings preview

By Jonathan Doidge   Last updated: 24th May 2014  

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Full-back Luke Dorn returns to action after a six-week absence as Castleford entertain depleted Widnes on Sunday.

Dorn has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, but has seen his team win three times in their last five games and they also have hooker Adam Milner back in contention after sitting out the win over Wakefield.

Prop Lee Jewitt, who has been the subject of some very positive comments by coach Daryl Powell since his recent arrival from Limoux, is set to make his home debut.

Widnes coach Denis Betts has called up scrum-half Tom Gilmore and hooker Grant Gore in place of the injured Danny Craven and Jon Clarke.

Centre Cameron Phelps is also set to replace Chris Dean, after recovering from an elbow problem.

Betts has called up Matt Whitley and Ed Chamberlain from the club's Under 19 team, but prop Phil Joseph is also on the casualty list.

The last time Widnes recorded a win at Castleford was just over seven years ago, when both clubs were in National League One.

If the Vikings are to end that drought then stand-off Kevin Brown looks sure to have a large part to play.

The former Wigan and Huddersfield star has already touched down on 10 occasions in 2014 and was in superb form in the win over Salford at the Etihad Stadium last Saturday.

If the Tigers can stifle his excellent handling and kicking game then they will go a long way towards maintaining their current third place in the Super League table.

Tigers: Tansey, Dixon, Shenton, Webster, Carney, Dorn, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Clark, Holmes, Mariano, Wheeldon, Ellis, Finn, Jewitt

Vikings: Allen, Brown, Chamberlain, Clough, Flynn, Gerrard, Gilmore, Gore, Hanbury, Isa, Johnson, Kavanagh, Leuluai, Marsh, Owens, Phelps, Tickle, White, Whitley

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Super League Table

Super League Table - July 20 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 21 32
2 Wigan Warriors 21 30
3 Leeds Rhinos 21 30
4 Castleford Tigers 21 29
5 Warrington Wolves 21 28
6 Huddersfield Giants 21 26
7 Catalan Dragons 21 23
8 Widnes Vikings 21 21
9 Hull K R 21 18
10 Salford Red Devils 21 17
11 Wakefield Wildcats 21 17
12 Hull FC 21 15
13 Bradford Bulls * 21 2
14 London Broncos 21 0
Forthcoming Super League Fixtures
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Super League
Thursday 24th July
20:00Hull vs Castleford
Friday 25th July
20:00Salford vs Leeds
20:00St Helens vs Widnes
Saturday 26th July
15:00London Broncos vs Hull K R
Sunday 27th July
15:00Bradford vs Wigan
15:00Huddersfield vs Catalan Dragons
15:00Warrington vs Wakefield
Thursday 31st July
20:00Wigan vs Salford
Friday 1st August
20:00Hull vs St Helens
20:00Leeds vs Bradford

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