Castleford name 19-man squad for Wakefield derby

Justin Carney
Justin Carney

Castleford Tigers head coach Ian Millward has made one change to his 19-man squad to face Wakefield Wildcats at the Wish Communications Stadium on

Friday (kick-off 8pm).

Australian winger Justin Carney returns from a two-match suspension and replaces Adam Milner in the squad for the traditional Easter derby against the Wildcats.

Millward said: “I’m picking my strongest team based on form, training and what we believe will be the best for Friday’s game against Wakefield.

“I want all of our squad to play over Easter so everyone will play - some people will play two games while others will play one.

“I will rest players who would struggle with the two day turnaround. There will be a changeover of players for the Saints game and I’m doing that to give everyone in the squad time but also give the fans some new faces which can sometimes have an effect on the team.”

The full 19-man Castleford squad is:

1 Richard Owen

2 Justin Carney

3 Michael Shenton

4 Jake Webster

5 Kirk Dixon

6 Rangi Chase

7 Jamie Ellis

8 Jonathan Walker

9 Daryl Clark

10 Craig Huby

11 Lee Gilmour

12 Weller Hauraki

13 Grant Millington

14 Jake Emmitt

16 Nathan Massey

17 Oliver Holmes

18 Jordan Thompson

19 Jordan Tansey

25 Keith Mason

Tickets for Friday’s game remain available from the Tigers’ Carlton Lanes shop until 5pm on Thursday or online at www.castigers.com until 5pm Thursday (collection only). Alternatively, call 01977 555336.