Super League preview: Castleford Tigers v Hull FC
Last Updated: 21/06/13 7:47pm
Eddie Hemmings, Barrie McDermott and John Kear discuss this Friday¿s Super League battle between Casteford Tigers and Hull FC.
Jacob Miller could make his Super League debut for Hull FC as they travel to face Castleford Tigers in a game live on Sky Sports on Friday.
The talented half-back looks set to feature at the Wish Communications Stadium after joining his new team-mates earlier in the week following his signing from NRL side Wests Tigers.
The 20-year-old comes highly rated and will be welcome relief to Peter Gentle's squad as they look to bounce back from defeat against Catalan Dragons without captain Gareth Ellis.
Ellis hobbled from the field in the latter stages of England's victory over the Exiles on Friday having picked up a back injury and Gentle has opted not to risk either the back row or fellow international Tom Briscoe with the season climax fast approaching.
"I'm in a position where I don't have to play them if they're not 100 per cent. We've got a 10-day turnaround after Castleford and whoever misses this game will definitely be right for the following week against Wakefield."
Prop Mark O'Meley returns following a hamstring strain as fellow front rower Josh Bowden is left out of Gentle's 19-man squad.
Meanwhile Tigers' new signing Ben Davies could also make his bow in front of the cameras following his release from Widnes Vikings last week.
The inclusion of 23-year-old Davies means young prop Dan Fleming, who has featured in Castleford's previous three outings, is excluded.
Head coach Daryl Powell is looking to power in the forward line as the Tigers look to find form after suffering a 42-24 defeat to Leeds Rhinos in a West Yorkshire derby two weeks ago.
"Davies brings aggression, go-forward and he's got a good skill set - all those things are much needed in the pack," he said.
"Young Dan Fleming has been in and has done a really good job, but there are times when you need to bring a young lad out of it and he'll learn from the experience."
Davies is the lone change to Powell's match-day squad as the Tigers look to avenge a run of five consecutive defeats at the hands of the Black and Whites.
Castleford Tigers: Owen, Shenton, Dixon, Chase, Ellis, Walker, Clark, Huby, Hauraki, Millington, Milner, Massey, Holmes, Thompson, Tansey, Clare, Martin, Boyle, Davies.
Hull FC: Arundel, Crookes, Crooks, Galea, Green, Holdsworth, Heremaia, Houghton, Johnson, Lineham, Lynch, McDonnell, Miller, O'Meley, Pitts, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.
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Hull FCvsHull K R
Leeds RhinosvsWigan Warriors
Sun 31st May
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Hull K R0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Catalans Dragons
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Fri 12th Jun
St HelensvsWigan Warriors
Sat 13th Jun
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Sun 14th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Hull K R0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Thu 18th Jun
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Fri 19th Jun
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sat 20th Jun
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Sun 21st Jun
Hull K R0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Thu 2nd Jul
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Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
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Stevo praised Warrington's composure after their late surge sealed victory over Wigan on Monday night.
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