Super League: Castleford Tigers v Widnes Vikings preview
By Jonathan Doidge. Last Updated: 24/05/14 9:34am
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.
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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
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Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
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Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants32 - 14Hull K R
Hull FC31 - 24Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils18 - 14Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers34 - 20Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
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Fri 10th Jul
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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
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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 2014, round 14
Nathan Brown was delighted after St Helens claimed a seven-try 40-16 victory over Wakefield Wildcats.
Wakefield forward Chris Annakin and Widnes winger Paddy Flynn will both miss games after being punished by the RFL.
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