Castleford Tigers have confirmed another pre-season friendly as they prepare for what they hope will be a big season in 2024 after a disappointing campaign.
The Tigers have already got a game against Keighley Cougars pencilled in as well as Paul McShane’s testimonial against Huddersfield Giants on 4th February.
Now though it has been confirmed that on January 21st, the club will take on Super League rivals London Broncos at home at 3pm.
The Tigers known their fixtures for 2024 as well. The freshly formed Tigers squad led by new Head Coach Craig Lingard, will get their 2024 Super League campaign underway at The Mend-a-Hose Jungle on Saturday 17th February. The Tigers kick off the season taking on last year’s Grand Final winners Wigan Warriors, ahead of their World Club Challenge the following week.
The Fords then head into back-to-back away fixtures with Salford Red Devils up next on Sunday 25th February at the AJ Bell stadium. Followed by a clash with the Warrington Wolves, under the new leadership of Sam Burgess as the fords make their way to the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday 1st March.
The Tigers are then back on home turf as they take on Huddersfield in the first of three clashes with the Giants this season. Kicking off at The Mend-a-hose Jungle at 8 pm on Friday 8th March.
Cas fans can then look forward to the eagerly awaited France fixture as they jet off to Perpignan to take on the Catalan Dragons, taking place on Saturday 16th March at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.
Castleford then have successive home games as they head into Rivals Round, kicking off Easter weekend with the fan’s favourite local derby against Leeds Rhinos on Thursday 28th March, followed by Salford Red Devils on Friday, 5th April.
The Tigers then head to the Totally Wicked Stadium to take on the Wigan Warriors on Friday 19th April before heading back home to welcome the newly promoted London Broncos to the Mend-a-Hose Jungle on Friday 26th April.
The Fords then take on 2023 Challenge Cup final winners, Leigh Leopards as they head to the Leigh Sports Village on Saturday 4th May 2024.
Back on home soil for a set of back-to-back home fixtures, starting with St Helens at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle on Friday 10th May, followed by Hull FC on Friday 24th May,
We then meet local rivals Leeds Rhinos again, this time at the newly rebranded AMT Headingley on Friday 31st May.
For a second time in the 2023 season, the Fords will face Wigan at home on Friday 14th June before the international break in fixtures.
Round fifteen sees the Fords welcome The Robins to the stadium as they take on Hull KR at home on Thursday 20th June.
A trip to the Totally Wicked Stadium for a showdown with St Helens follows on Friday 5th July.
For the first time in 4 years, Fords fans will be storming the UK Capital as they take on the newly promoted London Broncos on Friday 12th July.
To bring July to a close, the Tigers take on Catalan Dragons at home on Friday 19th July, followed by Salford Red Devils away for the second time in 2024 on Saturday 27th July.
Jumping into August, we take on Leigh Leopards at the Mend-a-hose Jungle on Friday 2nd August before heading East to tackle Hull KR on Friday 9th August.
Magic Weekend then takes on a new venue at Elland Road, Leeds and on Sunday 18th August, the Tigers will go head-to-head with Huddersfield Giants as day two’s closing fixture.
To close out August, Lingards’s men will face Warrington Wolves at home on Friday 23rd August, before heading East again, this time taking on Hull FC on Sunday 31st August.
To bring the home games to a close for 2024, we take on our final game at The Mend-a-hose Jungle on Friday 6th September as we welcome Leigh Leopards to the Jungle for the second time this season.
The Fords then take on their final 2 fixtures away from home as they face Saints on Friday 13th September followed by the third meeting of the season with the Giants on Friday 20th September to bring the 2024 campaign to a close.
The regular season will see each team play 27 fixtures – 13 home and 13 away, plus Magic Weekend at Elland Road, and Old Trafford will again play host to the Super League Grand Final on Saturday 12th of October.
The end-of-season Play-Off series sees the top six ranked teams battle it out to reach Old Trafford. The top two teams at the end of the regular season will be just 80 minutes from the Grand Final and receive a bye in week one before facing the winners from third versus sixth and fourth versus fifth.