Cook back as Castleford name squad for Rhinos game

Matt Cook in action.
Matt Cook in action.

Daryl Powell has named his 19-man squad to take on Leeds Rhinos at Headingley Carnegie on Thursday (kick-off 8pm) with just one change from the 19 that was on duty for the narrow defeat to St Helens last week.

Matt Cook returns from his one match suspension to replace Gadwin Springer in the forwards.

Young forward Will Maher retains his place and will be given another chance to gain some valuable experience, but head coach Powell has resisted the temptation to blood any more youngsters in a game he sees as still important even though Cas cannot now finish in the top four.

Castleford Tigers’ 19-man squad:

15 Ryan Boyle, 23 Michael Channing, 12 Matt Cook, 1 Luke Dorn, 21 Liam Finn, 7 Luke Gale, 26 Ashley Gibson, 11 Oliver Holmes, 8 Andy Lynch, 28 Will Maher, 24 Mike McMeeken, 35 Paul McShane, 10 Grant Millington, 9 Adam Milner, 16 Junior Moors, 6 Ben Roberts, 4 Michael Shenton, 20 Denny Solomona, 19 Scott Wheeldon.