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Castleford

  • Lynch, Dorn, Shenton, Clark, Clare,
    Goals: Sneyd (6),
32 - 18

Bradford

  • Gaskell (3),
    Goals: Gale (3),
  • First Utility Super League
  • 31st Aug 2014
  • KO 15:30
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Last updated: 30th August 2014  

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Castleford Tigers will be looking to put the disappointment of their Tetley’s Challenge Cup final behind them when they tackle Bradford Bulls on Sunday.

The Tigers, who are sixth in the table three points behind second-placed Wigan Warriors, suffered a 23-10 loss to Leeds Rhinos last Saturday.

The Bulls have been galvanised under head coach James Lowes and they make the short trip to Castleford on Sunday on the back of three straight wins, including triumphs over Wigan and Leeds.

Castleford head coach Daryl Powell will be making at least two changes to his final team with injuries ruling out prop Craig Huby and winger Justin Carney.

Experienced forward Garreth Carvell and winger James Clare are favourites to replace Huby and Carney for Sunday’s mouth-watering clash.

“Bradford have really improved so you’d expect it will be a big challenge,” Powell told the Pontefract and Castleford Express.

“Jimmy Lowes has done a good job there straight away. They’ve tidied up and won three big games - two of them beating Wigan and Leeds, which is a magnificent effort.

Shackles off

“They are going to be tough to knock off. It looks like the shackles are off and they are not being weighed down by any sort of burden.

For Bradford, Lowes looks set to recall trio Jamal Fakir, Luke George and Nathan Conroy for Sunday's trip to Castleford.

All three look set to feature but skipper Matt Diskin and Elliot Kear have been ruled out injured, with Jamie Foster also missing the round twenty-five clash.

“I’ve played against Cas three times for Hull, winning twice and losing once, and it has been a bit weird,” Bradford’s on-loan centre Joe Arundel told the Telegraph and Argus.

“It’ll be an interesting game because Cas played in a very intense final last week and will have the emotion of losing it. We had that at Hull last year, losing in the Challenge Cup final to Wigan, and it’s hard.

“At Bradford now, we are in a good run of form and are hoping to win our last three games. That’s our target.”

Castleford Tigers: Dixon, Shenton, Webster, Dorn, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Hauraki, Massey, Clark, Holmes, Mariano, Wheeldon, Ellis, Channing, Clare, Finn, Jewitt, Carvell.

Bradford Bulls: Blythe, Pitts, Olbison, Fakir, Gale, Williams, Donaldson, O'Brien, George, Henry, Baldwinson, Arundel, Ferguson, Conroy, Addy, Gaskell, Sidlow, Manuokafoa, Kearney.

First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 28 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Catalans Dragons 3 4
5 Warrington Wolves 3 4
6 Wigan Warriors 2 3
7 Hull FC 3 2
8 Salford Red Devils 3 2
9 Widnes Vikings 2 1
10 Castleford Tigers 3 0
11 Hull K R 2 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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