Castleford v Hull FC: Squads Announced

Castleford and Hull FC have both announced their 21-man squads for Thursday night’s Super League fixture at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle (KO 7:45pm).

Both have struggled to find form in recent weeks, with the Black and Whites wining just two games since the restart, and the Tigers just one.

They each suffered defeats last week, with Hull going down 28-22 to Salford, and Castleford losing 31-19 to Huddersfield despite leading at halftime.

Castleford Tigers

The Tigers make six changes, with senior players Derrell Olpherts, Danny Richardson, Liam Watts, Jesse Sene-Lefao and Calum Turner dropping out. Jake Trueman is among those who return, with Adam Milner, Junior Moors and youngsters Brad Martin and Brad Graham also coming in. Dan Fleming, who was called-up late last week, is the sixth new face.

21-man squad: 4 Michael Shenton, 6 Jake Trueman, 9 Paul McShane, 10 Grant Millington, 12 Mike McMeeken, 13 Adam Milner, 14 Nathan Massey, 16 George Griffin, 18 Cheyse Blair, 20 Junior Moors, 21 James Clare, 22 Jacques O’Neill, 23 Matt Cook, 24 Tyla Hepi, 25 Greg Eden, 27 Lewis Peachey, 28 Brad Graham, 31 Brad Martin, 34 Gareth O’Brien, 35 Jack Sanderson, 36 Dan Fleming.

Hull FC

Andy Last makes four changes to his side, welcoming back vice-captain Scott Taylor who has been out since the restart with a back injury. Young trio Kieran Buchanan, Lewis Bienek and Ben McNamara are also called up. Dropping out are Josh Griffin, Danny Houghton, Masi Matongo and Connor Wynne.

21-man squad: 1 Jamie Shaul, 2 Bureta Faraimo, 3 Carlos Tuimavave, 6 Jake Connor, 7 Marc Sneyd, 8 Scott Taylor, 10 Tevita Satae, 12 Manu Ma’u, 13 Ligi Sao, 15 Joe Cator, 16 Jordan Johnstone, 20 Brad Fash, 21 Jordan Lane, 22 Josh Bowden, 23 Andre Savelio, 24 Mahe Fonua, 26 Kieran Buchanan, 28 Lewis Bienek, 30 Jack Brown, 31 Cameron Scott, 35 Ben McNamara.