Castleford Tigers vs St Helens: Kick-off time, TV channel and predicted line-ups

For some reason, Castleford-Saints games always seem to tell a superb story and as the two teams meet in good form, it promises to serve up once again.

The Tigers have won the last three league games turning around their season but against the Champions it’ll be a tough test.

As for Saints, they underlined their title credentials with two wins over Easter against sides inside the top four. It’ll take a herculean effort from the Tigers to stop their winning run.

Kick-off time and TV channel

The game kicks off at 20:00.

TV coverage starts on Sky Sports Arena from 19:30.

Predicted Line-ups

Castleford Tigers
The main thing for Cas to consider is the fullback role. Niall Evalds has dropped out through injury leaving Lee Radford with a conundrum to solve. Greg Eden’s impending return could be there with James Clare staying on the wing or vice versa. Jason Qareqare is an outside bet for the role having played plenty of reserves rugby there. However, it seems he will remain on the bench for this one after signing a new two-year deal.

20 James Clare
2 Derrell Olpherts
4 Jake Mamo
17 Mahe Fonua
23 Greg Eden
6 Jake Trueman
31 Gareth O’Brien
22 Daniel Smith
9 Paul McShane
15 George Griffin
11 Kenny Edwards
10 George Lawler
13 Joe Westerman
Substitutes
8 Liam Watts
12 Adam Milner
14 Nathan Massey
33 Jason Qareqare

St Helens
Kristian Woolf only named one of his first 13 squad numbers for this game and that was Jack Welsby who could very well move into halves with no Jonny Lomax or the injured Lewis Dodd available. He’ll possibly be joined by the versatile Daniel Moss in the halves whilst the impressive Jon Bennison figures at fullback. There will be games for Ben Davies and Josh Simm at centre whilst Dan Norman could start alongside Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook at prop with Joey Lussick at nine. Sam Royale and James Bell will start at second-row with Jake Wingfield.

27 Jon Bennison
29 Danny Hill
21 Josh Simm
22 Ben Davies
32 Shay Martin
1 Jack Welsby
33 Daniel Moss
24 Dan Norman
14 Joey Lussick
15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
26 Sam Royale
20 James Bell
19 Jake Wingfield
Substitutes
18 Kyle Amor
28 Lewis Baxter
31 Taylor Pemberton
34 George Delaney

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