Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors: Kick-off time, TV Channel and Team News

Still looking for their first win of the season, Castleford Tigers have the unenviable task of hosting Wigan Warriors after they scored 60 points against Wakefield last week.

Here is everything you need to know.

Kick-off time and TV Channel

The game kicks off at 20:00.

There is sadly no live TV coverage but BBC will show highlights on the Super League show.

Team News

Castleford Tigers announced two squads. Their earlier and initial squad saw just three changes from the 21-man squad that faced St Helens with Jack Broadbent, Jake Mamo and Cain Robb all missing out.

Their replacements were Alex Sutcliffe, Suaia Matagi and Daniel Smith, however that’s now changed.

Rather than being dropped from the squad like initially announced, Jack Broadbent has actually retained his spot at the expense of one of the Tigers’ most senior players.

Broadbent was electric against St Helens and it was his work on the left flank that copped the high tackle from Jack Welsby and Castleford’s penalty try.

One man who had struggled on that left flank was Jordan Turner with the experienced centre dropping a couple of passes that would have seen him through.

He’s since been dropped and is no longer in this revised squad of Castleford’s with Broadbent taking his place instead.

The initial squad report is linked here and shows the full squad at the bottom of the article, but it’s clearly changed with Turner being the one absentee.

Turner is closing in on 300 Super League appearances but it’s unclear at the moment if he has been dropped on the basis of form or injury.

The initial team news was released at 12:30 via their website and Twitter page but the tweet has since been deleted meaning it’s unclear if Turner’s involvement was an error, or if this is a later change.

Matt Peet has named the squad that is tasked with taking down the Tigers and it sees just one change from the 21-man squad that was named for that Trinity victory.

The change is an enforced one following Joe Shorrocks’ loan move to Leigh Leopards, which was announced yesterday.

In Shorrocks’ absence the young Junior Nsemba is recalled from his loan deal with Championship side Whitehaven.

Nsemba has been with the Cumbrian club on a loan deal but sees a swift recall to Peet’s first team given the departure of utility forward Shorrocks.

That means the squad tasked with facing Castleford features 20 of the same players who were named ahead of the 60-0 victory last week.

Harry Smith will look to replicate the brilliant playmaking that he showed whilst Liam Marshall will be keen to add to his tally, scoring four tries against Trinity after having also crossed over in round one.

This could also be the game where the Field and French show takes off after the pair totalled three tries last week.

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