Castleford v Wakefield: Predicted line-ups and late injury news

Rivals round continues with an interesting West Yorkshire derby. Castleford host Wakefield on the back of impressive wins over Leeds and St Helens whilst Wakefield, under caretaker boss Willie Poching, shocked Warrington last time out. Both sides will be full of confidence which should lead to a great game.

Having knocked off the Champions last week, I imagine Daryl Powell will keep the changes to a minimum. In fact, I believe he’ll name an unchanged starting 13 following the determined showing of his side against St Helens. However, I believe Nathan Massey may return to the fold on the bench meaning Cheyse Blair could drop out as Powell looks to give his 17 greater size.

‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ – that’s the saying and it’s likely to be the philosophy adopted by both teams going into the game. After inspiring Trinity to a shock win over Warrington, Poching will likely name the exact same 17 as last week. It’s possible he could bring Kyle Wood back into the side to give the team a natural number nine, however after claiming the win last week Poching may want to stick with the same side.

1 Niall Evalds
2 Derrell Olpherts
3 Peter Mata’utia
25 Jordan turner
23 Greg Eden
31 Gareth O’Brien
7 Danny Richardson
10 Grant Millington
9 Paul McShane
24 Suaia Matagi
11 Oliver Holmes
21 Jesse Sene-Lefao
22 Daniel Smith
8 Liam Watts
14 Nathan Massey
15 George Griffin
19 Tyla Hepi

1 Max Jowitt
27 Lee Kershaw
18 Innes Senior
20 Joe Arundel
2 Tom Johnstone
6 Jacob Miller
7 Mason Lino
10 Tinirau Arona
25 Brad Walker
12 Kelepi Tanginoa
11 Matty Ashurst
14 Jay Pitts
13 Joe Westerman
5 Liam Kay
8 David Fifita
15 Eddie Battye
26 Yusuf Aydin

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