Eight Castleford players are back for cup game

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CASTLEFORD Tigers have eight returning players in their 19-man squad for Saturday’s Carnegie Challenge Cup fourth round tie at Featherstone.

Alongside prop Craig Huby, returning to the squad are Rangi Chase (pictured), Danny Orr, Richard Owen, Nick Youngquest, Grant Millington and Nathan Massey.

Making way for the returning players are Ryan Hudson, Lee Mitchell, James Grehan, John Davies, Steve Nash and Josh Atkinson, plus James Clare and Ben Johnson who both were non-playing members of Monday’s squad against St Helens.

Jordan Thompson and Adam Milner both retain their places, having impressed against Saints.

Tigers coach Ian Millward said: "It’s a knock out game so no one is going to worry about for or against. It’s all about what happens on the day. The environment will be intense and a great atmosphere which is fantastic for the players. It will be interesting to see which team handles it the best.

“It is a big game, but our main focus is about getting through to the next round of the Challenge Cup. I’m very confident if we put our best foot forward then we can achieve that.”

Castleford's 19-man squad is:

1 Richard Owen

2 Nick Youngquest

4 Kirk Dixon

5 Josh Griffin

6 Rangi Chase

7 Danny Orr

8 Jake Emmitt

9 Daryl Clark

10 Craig Huby

11 Brett Ferres

12 Jonathan Walker

13 Steve Snitch

14 Stuart Jones

15 Adam Milner

20 Grant Millington

21 Oliver Holmes

22 Nathan Massey

23 Ryan McGoldrick

25 Jordan Thompson