Castleford announce squad for Hull KR match

James Clare
James Clare

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has made just one change to his 19-man squad set to travel to the KC Lightstream Stadium this Friday to take on Hull KR (kick-off 8pm).

Scott Moore drops out from the side that won at Magic Weekend due to the concussion protocol after being injured in the opening minute at Newcastle and James Clare makes a return to the squad.

Powell is hoping for a repeat of the winning display against Wakefield Wildcats.

He said: “I thought we responded really well to the challenges that we had at the weekend, losing both our hookers.

“We dealt with it really well and I thought it was a really good performance for most of the game, there are little bits we’ve talked about that we need to improve on, but overall it was excellent.

“We’re sure Hull KR will see this as a key game and they’ll want to respond after the loss at the weekend.

They have got a lot of good players and have played some smart rugby this year and put teams under pressure. It will be a challenge for us that’s no question and for us it’s just about us being consistent,

“I don’t think we need to worry amount anything else too much other than getting our game right. We are confident that if we play well we are a challenge and difficult to beat.”

Tigers’ 19-man squad:

Ryan Boyle, Michael Channing, James Clare, Liam Finn, Luke Gale, Ash Gibson, Oliver Holmes, Andy Lynch, Will Maher, Nathan Massey, Mike McMeeken, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Junior Moors, Ben Roberts, Michael Shenton, Denny Solomona, Jordan Tansey, Jake Webster.