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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 - August 17 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 24 36
2 Wigan Warriors 24 33
3 Leeds Rhinos 24 32
4 Warrington Wolves 24 32
5 Castleford Tigers 24 32
6 Huddersfield Giants 24 32
7 Catalan Dragons 24 23
8 Widnes Vikings 24 23
9 Hull K R 24 21
10 Salford Red Devils 24 19
11 Wakefield Wildcats 24 19
12 Hull FC 24 18
13 Bradford Bulls * 24 8
14 London Broncos 24 2
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Saturday 30th August
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Sunday 31st August
15:00Wakefield vs Salford
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Thursday 4th September
20:00St Helens vs Warrington
Friday 5th September
20:00Wigan vs Leeds
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15:00Salford vs London Broncos

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