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Super League Match Preview: Castleford Tigers vs Salford Red Devils

Date: Friday 20th March

Venue: Mend-a-Hose Jungle

Kick-Off: 8pm

Teams

Castleford Tigers 19 man squad:

Ryan Boyle, Justin Carney, James Clare, Matt Cook, Steve Crossley, Luke Dorn, Liam Finn, Luke Gale, Ash Gibson, Oliver Holmes, Nathan Massey, Mike McMeeken, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Scott Moore, Junior Moors, Ben Roberts, Jake Webster, Scott Wheeldon

Salford Red Devils 19 man squad:

Rangi Chase, Michael Dobson, Niall Evalds, Theo Fages, Darrell Griffin, Josh Griffin, Harrison Hansen, Weller Hauraki, Greg Johnson, Ben Jones-Bishop, Tommy Lee, Kevin Locke, Adrian Morley, Corey Paterson, Junior Sa’u, Lama Tasi, Scott Taylor, Jordan Walne, Jay Walton

Last Five Meetings

Castleford Tigers 14-10 Salford Red Devils – Round 18, 2014

Salford Red Devils 23-16 Castleford Tigers – Round 6, 2014

Castleford Tigers 44-30 Salford Red Devils – Round 26, 2013

Salford Red Devils 34-30 Castleford Tigers – Round 13, 2013

Castleford Tigers 34-30 Salford Red Devils – Round 17, 2012

Preview

Salford Red Devils don’t like travelling to Castleford it seems as they have failed to win away against the Tigers in their last seven trips to Yorkshire.

The last time Cas lost at home to Salford was way back in 2004 when they were piped 24-22 by the visitors that day.

Justin Carney’s appetite for scoring against the Red Devils wont fill their fans with any confidence of ending that streak as the rampaging winger has scored in all four of his games against the Greater Manchester side, racking up six tries in that period.

Looking at the table will give them hope of finally getting that away win though as the Tigers have picked up just one victory so far this season and go into the game off the back of a 22-0 defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Giants.

Iestyn Harris’ men picked up their second win of the campaign in round five with a 24-18 win at home to Wakefield Wildcats and seem to have hit form having won two and drawn one of their last three, with Rangi Chase edging towards his best.

Home advantage was key in this fixture last season as Daryl Powell’s side picked up a 14-10 home victory over the Devils before losing away 23-16.

In fact that has been the case for the last two seasons with the home side coming out on top in all four Super League meetings in that time, a trend that the visitors will be looking to end come Friday night.

Prediction: Salford Red Devils look red hot at times when they come together and click, and with their last defeat coming in round 2 they are well in-form. Castleford Tigers on the other hand have only two points to their name and have struggled so far this season. My SuperBru Prediction is Salford by 6.

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