Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers: Super League team news
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By Sky Sports Rugby League
Last Updated: 16/05/19 7:19pm
Daryl Powell is demanding a much-improved performance from his Castleford Tigers side when they head to Leeds Rhinos in Thursday night's Super League clash.
The Tigers have now lost four games in a row following last Friday's 28-12 defeat away to Hull FC in the Coral Challenge Cup.
Powell's former side Leeds are on their own wretched run going into the clash at Headingley, which is live on Sky Sports Arena, and the Castleford boss believes the players and coaching staff need to step up.
"We've got to be better in all areas," said Powell.
"We need individual players to step up, we need the collective team to step up, and as coaches we've got to step up and make sure we start performing better.
"It's tough, but it is what it is and we just need to get on with it."
Greg Eden returns to Castleford's 19-man squad for the game after being rested for the cup tie at Hull, with Paul McShane, Grant Millington and youngster Brad Jinks coming in as well.
The Rhinos are aiming to rebound from the shock Challenge Cup defeat to Championship side Bradford Bulls last Saturday, with the Tigers being one of the four teams they have beaten this year after a drop-goal from Brad Dwyer secured a 21-20 win in March.
Caretaker head coach Richard Agar has recalled Richie Myler, Brad Singleton and James Donaldson to the squad, but Konrad Hurrell is unavailable after picking up a hamstring injury.
The match marks the official opening of the new North Stand at Headingley, along with the Rhinos' first home game since David Furner was sacked as head coach.
Leeds forward Adam Cuthbertson is not letting the off-field issues distract him, though, and insists it is down to the players to get behind whoever is named as Furner's permanent successor to avoid any more upheaval.
"We've just got to have a buy-in mentality and trust those up top to make the decisions and get it right, and then back them all the way," Cuthbertson told Sky Sports.
"Richard is in charge at the moment and he's doing a really outstanding job, and trying to pull everyone together at what is a tough time.
"I'm sure they'll (Castleford) be coming out to rectify things in their own squad, so it will be a very tough game for us on Thursday."
Leeds Rhinos 19-man squad: Tom Briscoe, Kallum Watkins, Ash Handley, Tui Lolohea, Richie Myler, Adam Cuthbertson, Matt Parcell, Brad Singleton, Trent Merrin, Brad Dwyer, Liam Sutcliffe, Nathan Peteru, Mikolaj Oledski, Ashton Golding, Cameron Smith, Callum McLelland, James Donaldson, Harry Newman, Ava Semanufagai
Castleford Tigers 19-man squad: Cory Aston, Cheyse Blair, James Clare, Mitch Clark, Matt Cook, Greg Eden, Tuoyo Egodo, Jinks, Nathan Massey, Peter Mata'utia, Mike McMeeken, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Greg Minikin, Jordan Rankin, Jesse Sene-lefao, Jake Trueman, Liam Watts