Super League Preview: Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Last Updated: 29/03/13 7:33pm
Castleford welcome back Australian winger Justin Carney from a two-match ban for Friday's Super League derby against Wakefield Wildcats.
Carney and team-mate Weller Hauraki (one-match ban) were both suspended after a mass brawl in the 52-0 thrashing at Hull earlier in the month.
Front-row forwards Jonathan Walker and Jake Emmitt are also in contention for a recall, but hooker Adam Milner drops out of the team that lost at Hull KR.
Cas head into the game on a four-game losing streak, and without a win in six, but have been boosted by the news that utility back Jordan Tansey has signed a two-year contract extension.
Tigers coach Ian Millward said: "I'm picking my strongest team based on form, training and what we believe will be the best for Friday's game against Wakefield. I want all of our squad to play over Easter so everyone will play - some people will play two games while others will play one."
Wakefield are at full strength for the trip across Yorkshire and are rested up following the postponement of last week's game against Leeds.
Scrum-half Tim Smith fit again, along with forwards Justin Poore, Ali Lauitiiti, Danny Kirmond and Andy Raleigh.
Kyle Trout, Frankie Mariano and Matty Wildie are the men to make way as the Wildcats look to win on Castleford's home patch for a third successive year.
"The postponement of the Leeds game has given us a chance for some of the guys that have been missing a chance to get a full weeks training under their belt and should leave us going into the Castleford game a bit fresher," stated Wildcats coach Richard Agar.
Castleford's 19-man squad: 1 Richard Owen, 2 Justin Carney, 3 Michael Shenton, 4 Jake Webster, 5 Kirk Dixon, 6 Rangi Chase, 7 Jamie Ellis, 8 Jonathan Walker, 9 Daryl Clark, 10 Craig Huby, 11 Lee Gilmour, 12 Weller Hauraki, 13 Grant Millington, 14 Jake Emmitt, 16 Nathan Massey, 17 Oliver Holmes, 18 Jordan Thompson, 19 Jordan Tansey, 25 Keith Mason
Wakefield's 19-man squad: 1 Richard Mathers, 2 Peter Fox, 3 Dean Collis, 4 Lee Smith, 5 Ben Cockayne, 6 Paul Sykes, 7 Tim Smith, 8 Justin Poore, 9 Paul Aiton, 10 Andy Raleigh, 11 Ali Lauitiiti, 12 Danny Kirmond, 13 Danny Washbrook, 14 Kyle Wood, 15 Kyle Amor, 16 Oliver Wilkes, 19 Vince Mellars, 20 Reece Lyne, 27 Chris Annakin
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Super League 2013, round nine
Wakefield have been confirmed as winners of their Good Friday derby against Castleford by the Rugby Football League.
Wakefield coach Richard Agar expects his side to be handed the points after the game with Castleford was abandoned.
Wakefield Wildcats defeated Castleford Tigers 37-16 in a match abandoned seven minutes before the end.
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