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Castleford

  • Webster, Carney,
    Goals: Sneyd (3),
14 - 10

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  • Hock, Sau,
    Goals: Chase,
  • First Utility Super League
  • 28th Jun 2014
  • KO 19:00
  • Att: 5,937

Castleford Tigers v Salford Red Devils: Super League preview

Last updated: 27th June 2014  

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Castleford will welcome back leading try-scorer Justin Carney for their Super League clash with Salford at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle on Saturday.

Carney missed the defeat to St Helens last time out through illness but is back in Daryl Powell’s 19-man squad for the visit of the Red Devils.

Powell could also give a debut to veteran prop Garreth Carvell, who has joined the Tigers from Hull FC. The 33-year-old former England international will be playing for his fourth club in the last eight months.

But the major storyline ahead of the clash is Rangi Chase’s return to Castleford, the half-back making his first appearance at his former home since his move to Salford at the end of last season.

Chase played a key role when the Red Devils took a 23-16 win over Castleford at the AJ Bell Stadium in March and Powell knows his team must do a better job of containing him this time.

"Obviously we've got to deal with him. He's a good player, there is no question about that. He was here for a number of years and played exceptionally well,” Powell said.

Pressure

"Ultimately, it's about us winning the game and to do that we've got to put him under pressure and not allow him to dictate.

"When he dictates, he's very difficult to manage. We certainly have to deal with him better than we did last time. We pretty much gave Rangi everything he needed when we played them at Salford.

"I think our two worst performances were Salford and St Helens away. We made over 20 errors in both of those games which is double our average."

Salford could hand debuts to two players after coach Iestyn Harris included new centre signings Mason Caton-Brown and Josh Griffin, a former Castleford player, in his 19-man squad.

The Red Devils are languishing in 12th position after winning just two of their 10 matches under Harris and could come under threat of relegation should Bradford’s bid to overturn their points deficit be successful.

Castleford squad: Dixon, Shenton, Webster, Carney, Dorn, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Massey, Clark, Mariano, Wheeldon, Ellis, Finn, Jewitt, Carvell.

Salford squad: Evalds, Johnson, Sau, Meli, Walton, Chase, Fages, Tasi, Morley, Tomkins, Hock, J Walne, Rapira, Puletua, Lee, J Griffin, Ashurst, Caton-Brown, Williams.

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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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