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SUPER LEAGUE MATCH PREVIEW: Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves

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Daryl Powell has made one change to his side, with Liam Watts set to make his debut for the Tigers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

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Watts joined from Hull FC last month, and is yet to make an appearance for Cas. Nevertheless, he has been drafted into the 19-man squad in place of James Green.

The Tigers have little need to make many changes to their side, having won their last five league games in a row. They also come into the game off the back of their hard-fought win over Wakefield last Thursday.

Castleford 19-man squad: Clare, Cook, Ellis, Foster, Gale, Holmes, Massey, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Minikin, Moors, Roberts, Shenton, Springer, Trueman, Watts, Webster.

Warrington Wolves

Steve Price has no fresh injury concerns as he makes just one change to his side following their win over Widnes on Good Friday.

Dom Crosby returns to the fold and takes the place of young Hooker Morgan Smith, who played a minor role against the Vikings from the interchange bench.

The Wolves are in good form themselves having won the last three on the bounce, but know that they will have their work cut out if they are to overcome the red hot Tigers.

Warrington 19-man squad: Akauola, Atkins, Brown, Charnley, Clark, Cooper, Crosby, Currie, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, G King, T King, Lineham, Murdoch-Masila, Philbin, Ratchford, Roberts, Westwood.

No more than 150-200 words for each team (excludes 19-man squad)

HEAD TO HEAD

Last season’s corresponding fixture was one to remember for Tigers winger Greg Eden, who crossed five times in a 36-16 win for the Amber and Golds.

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In doing so, he became the first Tigers player to cross the whitewash five times during a single game and took his 2017 try tally to 30, with several games still to go.

The Tigers also put in one of the performances of the season as they defeated Warrington 30-22 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in their earlier 2017 meeting.

KEY BATTLE- Liam Watts vs Chris Hill

It will be intriguing to see how Castleford’s 27-year old prop fares as he makes his much-talked about return to first team Rugby League.

Having seen red four times in the last two years, Watts will know that he needs to repay the faith shown in him by Daryl Powell.

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Hill has proved himself time and time again to be Warrington Mr Consistency; you know exactly what you will get from Hill.

Nevertheless, on Monday, the Wolves’ captain will be crucial if Steve Price’s men are to win the battle of the forward packs.

THE IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date: Monday April 2
Venue: Mend-A-Hose Jungle
Kick-off: 13.30
Referee: Robert Hicks

WHO WILL WIN?

Who do you think will win?

I am a 19-year old Sports Journalist at the University of Chester. I have been writing for three years and currently work as part of the Widnes Vikings media team. I also contribute to Widnes'/Warrington Wolves' match-day programme. To see my work, follow me @J_M_Messenger

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