Super League: Castleford Tigers v Hull KR preview
By Jonathan Doidge. Last Updated: 30/05/14 8:29pm
Third-placed Castleford will attempt to record a fourth successive home win against Hull KR when the Robins visit on Sunday.
However, they will have to cope with the losses of both Jake Webster and the suspended Justin Carney if they are to prevail, with coach Daryl Powell recalling Michael Channing and James Clare to try to fill the void.
Daryl Clark and Grant Millington are expected to shake off minor knocks but
Nathan Massey, Ryan Boyle and Dan Fleming are still out.
"This will be another big challenge for us," Powell told Castleford's official website.
"They will see this match as a must win for them in terms of getting in the top eight and that's something we're finding at the moment, last week against Widnes they really came after us.
"We're going to get the same again as Hull KR will come after us and they have good players in all positions. Ben Cockayne is playing outstandingly well at full back with his kick returns and nullifying that threat is going to be important for us."
The last time the East Yorkshire side won at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle was a 24-20 success under the tutelage of Justin Morgan in February 2010 and current coach Craig Sandercock will hope that his team can complete a hat-trick, after victories against Hull FC and London in the past fortnight.
Hull KR are without prop Jason Netherton and centre Liam Salter, while there
are doubts over wingers Dave Hodgson (calf) and Craig Hall (hamstring).
Scrum-half Kris Keating has overcome a thumb injury.
The Robins also go into the game boosted by the news that promising forward Jordan Cox has signed an extension to his contract that will keep him at the club until the end of 2016 and Sandercock has named a strong squad that he hopes will keep the pressure on Warrington and Widnes as the clubs jostle for play-off prominence in the second-half of the campaign.
Castleford Tigers: Tansey, Dixon, Shenton, Dorn, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Clark, Holmes, Mariano, Wheeldon, Ellis, Channing, Clare, Finn, Jewitt.
Hull KR: Burns, Cockayne, Costigan, Cox, Gardner, Green, Hall, D Hodgson, J Hodgson, Horne, Keating, Langley, Larroyer, Lovegrove, Ullugia, A Walker, J Walker, Welham, Weyman.
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Hull K R24 - 22St Helens
Warrington Wolves10 - 29Huddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors52 - 10Wakefield Wildcats
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Catalans Dragons22 - 38Leeds Rhinos
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Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Fri 3rd Apr
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Wigan WarriorsvsSt Helens
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Mon 6th Apr
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Hull K R0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Wigan Warriors
St Helens0 - 0Hull FC
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Fri 10th Apr
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Sat 11th Apr
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Castleford TigersvsHull K R
Sun 12th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0St Helens
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Catalans Dragons
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Fri 17th Apr
St HelensvsLeeds Rhinos
Sun 19th Apr
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Apr
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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
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Fri 8th May
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
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
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