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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Fri 1st May
Hull FC24 - 20Salford Red Devils
St Helens44 - 4Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan Warriors60 - 0Hull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
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Fri 8th May
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Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 21st May
Castleford TigersvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC0 - 0St Helens
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
Salford Red DevilsvsWarrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 30th May
Salford Red DevilsvsWidnes Vikings
Hull FCvsHull K R
Leeds RhinosvsWigan Warriors
Sun 31st May
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
St HelensvsWarrington Wolves
Castleford TigersvsWakefield Wildcats
Thu 4th Jun
Widnes VikingsvsHull FC
Fri 5th Jun
St Helens0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sun 7th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wigan Warriors
Hull K R0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 11th Jun
Leeds RhinosvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 12th Jun
St HelensvsWigan Warriors
Sat 13th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsHull FC
Sun 14th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Hull K R0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Thu 18th Jun
Castleford TigersvsSt Helens
Fri 19th Jun
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sat 20th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsWakefield Wildcats
Sun 21st Jun
Hull K R0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington WolvesvsWigan Warriors
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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