Super League: Wakefield Wildcats v Castleford Tigers preview
Last Updated: 19/04/14 11:58am
Castleford Tigers make the short trip to Wakefield Wildcats on Friday looking to atone for their second-half collapse against St Helens.
The Tigers were looking good to inflict a first defeat on Saints last time out, but surrendered a 24-6 half-time lead to lose 30-28 in dramatic fashion.
The Wildcats have endured a tough couple of weeks. Richard Agar's men have played Leeds Rhinos back-to-back and not only lost both games, but suffered an aggregate loss of 102-12.
Agar makes three changes to the side that lost at Leeds, recalling centres Dean Collis and Reece Lyne and prop Daniel Smith, who have all recovered from injury. They replace Luke Briscoe, Lucas Walshaw and the injured Ali Lauitiiti.
"We know Castleford are travelling well, but it is a good opportunity to get back on the horse," Agar told the YEP.
"We have still got heaps to improve on, but we have got to dust ourselves down and get ready for the next challenge."
Castleford coach Daryl Powell makes two changes to the side defeated by Saints, with Richard Owen taking the place of full-back Luke Dorn, who is out with a hamstring injury, and Michael Channing reclaiming his centre spot from Jake Webster.
"We have been going pretty well, but our focus is one taking one game at a time," said Powell. "They (Wildcats) are going to respond to what has been happening to them recently.
"It is a derby, they are at home and I expect their players will be giving everything they can to win the game. We aren't taking anything for granted, but we are focusing on playing well, performing and getting on with the job."
Wakefield Wildcats: Mathers, Fox, Riley, Lyne, Sykes, Godinet, Anderson, McShane, Collis, Kirmond, Washbrook, Ryan, Annakin, Smith, Moore, Siejka, Sammut, Scruton, Raleigh.
Castleford Tigers: Shenton, Carney, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Massey, Clark, Boyle, Holmes, Mariano, Wheeldon, Ellis, Owen, Channing, Clare, Finn.
First Utility Super League
Thu 16th Apr
Wigan Warriors30 - 20Warrington Wolves
Fri 17th Apr
St Helens16 - 41Leeds Rhinos
Sun 19th Apr
Huddersfield Giants38 - 14Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings46 - 16Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Apr
Wakefield WildcatsvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Apr
Hull FC0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds RhinosvsWarrington Wolves
St Helens0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 25th Apr
Catalans DragonsvsHull K R
Sun 26th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield GiantsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC0 - 0Salford Red Devils
St Helens0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
Hull K RvsWakefield Wildcats
Fri 8th May
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
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 Devils0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 30th May
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Hull FC0 - 0Hull K R
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Wigan Warriors
Sun 31st May
Catalans Dragons0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
St Helens0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Wakefield 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
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Aaron Murphy scored a hat-trick of tries as Huddersfield ended their poor recent run by beating Salford 42-22.
Castleford head coach Daryl Powell admitted he had some harsh words for his side at half-time in the win at Wakefield.
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