Tigers squad to face Leeds named
Posted: Saturday 24th October 2020 - 12:00 PM
Daryl Powell has named his 21-man squad for Monday night’s Betfred Super League match against Leeds Rhinos, which kicks off at 7.45pm at Emerald Headingley Stadium.
Castleford will be aiming to make it back-to-back wins following Thursday’s victory over Hull Kingston Rovers at the Totally Wicked Stadium. Watch the full match, match highlights and post-match reaction on Tigers TV.
The Fords’ Head Coach has made seven changes to the squad that was posted for the last round. Stepping into the squad the Tigers are boosted by the returns of; Liam Watts, Oliver Holmes, James Clare, Matt Cook, Tyla Hepi and Gareth O’Brien.
Completing the squad is Tigers Academy player and England Youth international Cain Robb who is named in the 21-man squad for the first time this season, another product from Castleford’s youth setup he could make his Super League debut if he features on Monday night.
The first meeting of the 2020 season between Castleford and Leeds was scheduled to take place on October 9th but due to positive Covid-19 tests, track and trace protocols and a heavy injury list, the Tigers would have only been able to field at most 16 men. Hull FC were on standby for that round of matches and stepped in to fulfil the fixture and switched with Cas which round they would face Leeds in.
The last time the Tigers faced Leeds at their home ground was back in May 2019, a strong performance saw Cas take home the two points with 8-30 victory.
Castleford Tigers 21-man squad vs Leeds Rhinos
2. Derrell Olpherts
4. Michael Shenton
6. Jake Trueman
7. Danny Richardson
8. Liam Watts
9. Paul McShane
11. Oliver Holmes
12. Mike McMeeken
15. Jesse Sene-Lefao
17. Alex Foster
18. Cheyse Blair
19. Daniel Smith
20. Junior Moors
21. James Clare
23. Matt Cook
24. Tyla Hepi
25. Greg Eden
27. Lewis Peachey
34. Gareth O’Brien
36. Dan Fleming
37. Cain Robb
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