Boxing Day with the Bulls squad

Posted: Thursday 19th December 2019 - 7:00 PM

It’s a festive friendly and the return of the traditional 26th of December match at the home of Castleford Tigers this year when they take on Betfred Championship side Bradford Bulls. It will be the Fords’ first 2020 pre-season game with two others confirmed to take place before the start of the new Super League season.

Tigers supporters will get their first glimpses at new signings Danny Richardson, Tyla Hepi and Derrell Olpherts playing in the Cas colours for the very first time at The Jungle. This Boxing Day squad will be full of young talent from our Academy ranks such as; Joe Summers, Brad Graham and 16-year old Cain Robb from our 2019 Scholarship side who will step up into the First Team ranks ahead of the 2020 Academy Season.

Head coach Daryl Powell commented on the squad announcement saying: “There’s a lot of experience and know-how embedded into this squad for Boxing Day playing alongside some quality young players and I think it’s exciting looking at the whole of the club and the depth we’ve got with some of the younger guys pushing through who we’re hoping will go on to achieve big things over the coming years.”

Read more of Daryl Powell’s thoughts ahead of facing John Kear’s Bulls HERE.

Castleford and Bradford last met over three years ago in a pre-season friendly and it’s been over five years since the two sides faced off in a league match.

As ever the club are encouraging fans to #BeTheDifference creating that famous Jungle atmosphere that the Cas players love and can intimidate the travelling opposition. Tickets for Boxing Day with the Bulls are available online and in our retail stores at Tigers Den in Carlton Lanes and the Tigers Superstore at Xscape Yorkshire.

Castleford Tigers 24-man squad vs Bradford Bulls

Danny Attley
James Clare
Ninian Donnely
Jacob Doyle
Greg Eden
Joe Fella
Brad Graham
Declan Gregory
Sam Hall
Tyla Hepi
Brad Martin
Peter Mata’utia
Grant Millington
Jacques O’Neill
Derrell Olpherts
Lewis Peachey
Danny Richardson
Cain Robb
Tom Schofield
Jesse Sene-Lefao
Daniel Smith
Robbie Storey
Joe Summers
Calum Turner

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