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Last updated: 2nd August 2014  

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Nesiai Mataitonga: Comes into the Broncos party for the trip to Castleford

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Justin Carney: Returns to the Castleford Tigers squad for the visit of London Broncos

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Castleford Tigers will aim to keep pace with Super League’s leading trio when they play host to the already-relegated London Broncos at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday.

Daryl Powell’s Tigers are currently sitting comfortably in fourth with just four points separating them from league leaders St Helens, while Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos are just two points ahead in second and third respectively.

Since losing to Saints in June the Tigers are unbeaten in five after claiming wins against Salford Red Devils, Widnes Vikings and Huddersfield Giants before drawing with Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC.

After sharing the spoils with the Rhinos, Powell’s Tigers ran in three tries in the final 13 minutes to clinch a dramatic draw against the Airlie Birds.

Meanwhile, the Broncos remain winless and have just five rounds left to find a Super League win before they drop down to the second tier.

A 62-10 reverse at the hands of Hull KR at The Hive extended their losing streak to 22 matches, but still Broncos boss Joe Grima is eyeing a strong close to the season.

"For us now it is all about finishing the season as positively as we can, but more importantly planning for where this club is going to be next season,” he said.

Despite London’s fate being decided weeks ago, Tigers front rower Andy Lynch remains wary of the threat posed by the Broncos.

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“They have still got some quality players,” Lynch told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “You don’t want to be the first team to lose to London, so there’s a bit of pressure on us.”

Lynch however will not feature for the Tigers this weekend, as he is of three changes made my Powell for the visit of London.

The injured Grant Millington looks set for a long stay on the sidelines while Weller Hauraki will serve the first match of his ban following an incident involving Jordan Abdull last weekend.

In their absence Justin Carney, Jake Webster and Craig Huby come into the 19-man squad.

Meanwhile, Broncos coach Grima makes just one change to the side which was routed by the Rovers last time out.

New Zealander Nesiasi Mataitonga comes into the travelling party at the expense of James Woodburn-Hall.

Castleford Tigers: Dixon, Shenton, Webster, Carney, Dorn, Sneyd, Milner, Huby, Massey, Holmes, Mariano, Wheeldon, Ellis, Gibson, Clare, Finn, Day, Jewitt, Carvell

London Broncos: Atkins, Cook, Dollapi, Drinkwater, Farrar, Griffin, Keyes, Krasniqi, Lovell, Mataitonga, McMeeken, Minns, Moore, Slyney, Solomona, Thomas, Vea, Wallace, Wicks

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 Catalan 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 Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
Super League
Thursday 2nd October
20:00St Helens vs Catalan Dragons
Friday 3rd October
20:00Wigan vs Warrington
Today's Results
TimeResult
Super League
Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalan Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalan 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
Saturday 13th September
Catalan Dragons 28 - 6 Castleford
London Broncos 36 - 46 Bradford
Friday 12th September
Salford 36 - 6 Widnes

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