Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity squads named

Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity have both named their 19-man squad for Easter Monday

Saturday, 31st March 2018, 8:55 pm
Updated Saturday, 31st March 2018, 9:06 pm
Ladbrokes Challenge Cup 2017. Hull FC's Liam Watts. 21 August 2017. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Tigers’ new signing Liam Watts is set to make his debut at home to Warrington Wolves.

He joined Tigers three weeks ago, but had to sit out his first two games as a Castleford player due to a ban picked up after being sent-off for his former club, Hull, against Warrington.

Nathan Massey who missed last Thursday’s win at Wakefield due to a rib injury, is also in Tigers’ initial 19.

Warrington, who beat Widnes Vikings on Good Friday, have made one change to their initial 19-man squad, Dominic Crosby - the player Watts was dismissed for butting - replacing Morgan Smith.

Trinity coach Chris Chester will ring the changes for the trip to Hull.

Max Jowitt, Jordan Crowther, James Batchelor and Chris Annakin could all make their first appearance of the season and Joe Arundel, Jordan Baldwinson, Mason Caton-Brown and Ryan Hampshire are set for a recall.

Scott Grix, Ben Jones-Bishop, Liam Finn, Anthony England, Justin Horo and David Fifita drop out from last week’s team.

Hull could give a debut to full-back Hakim Miloudi.

Youngsters Jack Logan and Jansin Turgut have also been drafted into the squad.

Jamie Shaul, Carlos Tuimavave and Jordan Lane are rested after the Good Friday win over Hull KR.

Former Trinity forward Dean Hadley (knee) remains on the injury list, along with Sika Manu (calf).

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

Warrington Wolves’ 19: Akauola, Atkins, Brown, Charnley, Clark, Cooper, Crosby, Currie, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, G King, T King, Lineham, Murdoch-Masila, Philbin, Ratchford, T Roberts, Westwood.

Wakefield Trinity’s 19 is: Annakin, Arona, Arundel, Ashurst, Baldwinson, Batchelor, Caton-Brown, Crowther, Hampshire, Hirst, Huby, Johnstone, Jowitt, Lyne, Miller, Pauli, Randell, Tupou, Wood.

Hull’s 19: Faraimo, Griffin, Talanoa, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Minichiello, Bowden, Connor, Green, Abdull, Washbrook, Fash, Paea, Logan, Turgut, Miloudi, Matongo.