Super League: Castleford Tigers v Widnes Vikings preview

By Jonathan Doidge.   Last Updated: 24/05/14 9:34am

  • Share:

Sky Bet

Full-back Luke Dorn returns to action after a six-week absence as Castleford entertain depleted Widnes on Sunday.

Dorn has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, but has seen his team win three times in their last five games and they also have hooker Adam Milner back in contention after sitting out the win over Wakefield.

Ultimate Weekend

A sporting spectacular awaits later this month - from 22nd to 25th May Sky Sports will show live coverage of the BMW PGA Championship, the Monaco Grand Prix, the UEFA Champions League Final, the Heineken Cup Final, the Championship Play-Off Final, England v Sri Lanka ODI cricket and much more. Don't miss the ultimate weekend live only on Sky Sports, your home of live sport. Upgrade in minutes or buy a NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass.

Prop Lee Jewitt, who has been the subject of some very positive comments by coach Daryl Powell since his recent arrival from Limoux, is set to make his home debut.

Widnes coach Denis Betts has called up scrum-half Tom Gilmore and hooker Grant Gore in place of the injured Danny Craven and Jon Clarke.

Centre Cameron Phelps is also set to replace Chris Dean, after recovering from an elbow problem.

Betts has called up Matt Whitley and Ed Chamberlain from the club's Under 19 team, but prop Phil Joseph is also on the casualty list.

The last time Widnes recorded a win at Castleford was just over seven years ago, when both clubs were in National League One.

If the Vikings are to end that drought then stand-off Kevin Brown looks sure to have a large part to play.

The former Wigan and Huddersfield star has already touched down on 10 occasions in 2014 and was in superb form in the win over Salford at the Etihad Stadium last Saturday.

If the Tigers can stifle his excellent handling and kicking game then they will go a long way towards maintaining their current third place in the Super League table.

Tigers: Tansey, Dixon, Shenton, Webster, Carney, Dorn, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Clark, Holmes, Mariano, Wheeldon, Ellis, Finn, Jewitt

Vikings: Allen, Brown, Chamberlain, Clough, Flynn, Gerrard, Gilmore, Gore, Hanbury, Isa, Johnson, Kavanagh, Leuluai, Marsh, Owens, Phelps, Tickle, White, Whitley

  • Share:

Related

Super League 2014, round 14

Nathan Brown: Pleased with St Helens' response

Brown pleased with response

Nathan Brown was delighted after St Helens claimed a seven-try 40-16 victory over Wakefield Wildcats.

Paddy Flynn: Widnes winger banned

RFL hands out four bans

Wakefield forward Chris Annakin and Widnes winger Paddy Flynn will both miss games after being punished by the RFL.

Justin Carney: One of four players set to face the disciplinary panel

RFL review brings four charges

Chris Annakin, Ben Westwood, Justin Carney and Paddy Flynn have been charged by following Sunday's Super League action.

Most Popular

Features

Sky Cricket Podcast

Sky Cricket Podcast

Jacques Kallis and VVS Laxman join us to look ahead to the IPL and reflect on their stellar careers.

The all-new World Cup

The all-new World Cup

Fifty-over cricket was reborn in 2015 as records tumbled. Benedict Bermange charts the evolution...

Tim's World Cup A-Z

Tim's World Cup A-Z

Sky Sports News HQ reporter Tim Abraham has spent the last seven weeks in Australia. Here's his A-Z...