Castleford Tigers name squad for Featherstone game

Junior Moors.
Junior Moors.

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has named a 20-man squad to face Featherstone Rovers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday, December 28 for the XBlades Prince of Wales Hospice Challenge Trophy.

The friendly match, kicking off at 2pm, will help raise funds for the Prince of Wales Hospice, with a bucket collection taking place at half-time.

Tigers Chief executive Steve Gill said: “The Prince of Wales Hospice is one of the main charities we support year after year, the work they do is truly amazing. They provide such a great facility for our local community and we hope our fans dig deep to give a little to support this fantastic charity.”

Speaking on his squad selection, Tigers head coach Powell said: “The game against Featherstone is a fantastic opportunity for our new players to get a taste of the Mend-A-Hose Jungle for the first time, it’s also an ideal opportunity for our fans to get a good look at the new players and what they are going to bring to the team for 2015.

“We also have both young and experienced players looking to put a marker down early.

“Featherstone will provide ideal opposition and a flavour of close old rivalries.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our supporters a superb Christmas and look forward to seeing them on the 28th.”

Castleford Tigers squad v Featherstone Rovers:

1 Michael Channing

2 James Clare

3 Matt Cook

4 Steve Crossley

5 Liam Finn

6 Ashley Gibson

7 Tom Holmes

8 Jordan Howden

9 Will Maher

10 Nathan Massey

11 Mike Mcmeeken

12 Adam Milner

13 Brandon Moor

14 Scott Moore

15 Junior Moors

16 Ash Robson

17 Denny Solomona

18 Jordan Tansey

19 Brandon Westerman

20 Scott Wheeldon