Castleford and Hull FC have both announced their 21-man squads for Sunday afternoon’s Challenge Cup Round Six fixture at the Totally Wicked Stadium (KO 3:30pm).
The game was supposed to be played weeks ago but was postponed after several members of Hull’s playing and backroom staff tested positive for Covid-19 and so had to self-isolate.
The winners of Sunday’s game will progress through to the quarter-finals, where they will face Wigan Warriors in a double header on Saturday 19 September at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium.
Jake Trueman is the big inclusion for the Tigers, returning after a month out with a back injury. Sosaia Feki is also included and could make his competitive Tigers debut, while Cheyse Blair in back in contention as well. They replace Gareth O’Brien, who is cup-tied, Alex Foster and Junior Moors.
21-man squad: 2 Derrell Olpherts, 3 Peter Mata’utia, 4 Michael Shenton, 5 Sosaia Feki, 6 Jake Trueman, 7 Danny Richardson, 8 Liam Watts, 9 Paul McShane, 10 Grant Millington, 11 Oliver Holmes, 12 Mike McMeeken, 13 Adam Milner, 14 Nathan Massey, 16 George Griffin, 18 Cheyse Blair, 21 James Clare, 22 Jacques O’Neill, 24 Tyla Hepi, 25 Greg Eden, 26 Calum Turner, 27 Lewis Peachey.
Andy Last makes a huge eight changes to his side, welcoming back several senior players. Jamie Shaul, Josh Griffin, Manu Ma’u and Gareth Ellis are all part of the returning party, while Ligi Sao is also back after completing his one-game suspension. Josh Bowden and Masi Matongo are among those who drop out.
21-man squad: 1 Jamie Shaul, 2 Bureta Faraimo, 3 Carlos Tuimavave, 4 Josh Griffin, 5 Adam Swift, 6 Jake Connor, 9 Danny Houghton, 10 Tevita Satae, 12 Manu Ma’u, 13 Ligi Sao, 14 Albert Kelly, 15 Joe Cator, 16 Jordan Johnstone, 20 Brad Fash, 21 Jordan Lane, 23 Andre Savelio, 24 Mahe Fonua, 26 Kieran Buchanan, 29 Gareth Ellis, 30 Jack Brown, 33 Ratu Naulago.