Orr announces 19-man Castleford squad for Widnes game

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Danny Orr has named his first 19-man squad since taking the reins as temporary head coach at Castleford Tigers.

Orr makes one change to the squad that faces Widnes Vikings at the Wish Communications Stadium on Saturday afternoon with winger, Kirk Dixon back after illness to replace James Clare.

Ryan Boyle keeps his place in the side after an impressive second debut against Huddersfield Giants last weekend, while Nathan Massey also features despite leaving the field nursing an injury in the same match.

Meanwhile, Justin Carney serves the second of a two-match suspension and Jake Webster remains out with a knee injury suffered against Hull KR in March.

Temporary head coach Orr said that he wants the Tigers to be more consistent.

He added: “We know that we can play well, we’ve proved that against Leeds Rhinos, Catalan Dragons and Wigan Warriors this season, but the good teams do it week in, week out and we know that is where we need to get to.”

Castleford’s 19-man squad vs Widnes Vikings:

1 Richard Owen

3 Michael Shenton

5 Kirk Dixon

6 Rangi Chase

7 Jamie Ellis

8 Jonathan Walker

9 Daryl Clark

10 Craig Huby

11 Lee Gilmour

12 Weller Hauraki

15 Adam Milner

16 Nathan Massey

17 Oliver Holmes

18 Jordan Thompson

19 Jordan Tansey

22 Dan Fleming

24 Charlie Martin

25 Keith Mason

27 Ryan Boyle

Tickets remain available to buy from the club’s Carlton Lanes shop until 12 noon on Saturday or online at www.castigers.com until 4.30pm Friday (collection only). Alternatively, call 01977 555336.