Castleford and St Helens have announced their 21-man squads for Sunday’s round seven clash at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle.
Liam Watts is back in contention after missing last week with a finger injury. He replaces Oliver Holmes, who is set to be out for at least two weeks with ankle ligament damage. 17-year-old fullback Bailey Hodgson could also make his senior debut, as he replaces Calum Turner. Also included is Danny Richardson, who is set to face his former side for the first time since joining the Tigers in the off-season.
21-man squad: 1 Jordan Rankin, 2 Derrell Olpherts, 3 Peter Mata’utia, 4 Michael Shenton, 6 Jake Trueman, 7 Danny Richardson, 8 Liam Watts, 9 Paul McShane, 10 Grant Millington, 12 Mike McMeeken, 13 Adam Milner, 14 Nathan Massey, 15 Jesse Sene-Lefao, 16 George Griffin, 17 Alex Foster, 18 Cheyse Blair, 19 Daniel Smith, 21 James Clare, 22 Jacques O’Neill, 24 Tyla Hepi, 33 Bailey Hodgson.
There’s just one change for Kristian Woolf, with young hooker Aaron Smith returning in place of Josh Simm. Lachlan Coote is expected to play after being named in last week’s squad against Huddersfield Giants but not making an appearance.
21-man squad: 1 Lachlan Coote, 2 Tom Makinson, 3 Kevin Naiqama, 5 Regan Grace, 6 Jonny Lomax, 7 Theo Fages, 8 Alex Walmsley, 9 James Roby, 10 Luke Thompson, 11 Zeb Taia, 12 Dominique Peyroux, 13 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14 Morgan Knowles, 15 Matty Lees, 16 Kyle Amor, 17 Jack Ashworth, 18 Joseph Paulo, 19 Aaron Smith, 21 Matty Costello, 22 Jack Welsby, 27 Lewis Dodd.