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

Round 1 of Super League concludes with a blockbuster clash between two sides desperate to make the play-offs. Both Castleford and Warrington are set to say goodbye to their current coaches and will be looking for big years in 2021.

Daryl Powell is without 4 first teamers whilst only a late fitness test will reveal whether Danny Richardson is ready to go. If he isn’t it could be the perfect opportunity for Gareth O’Brien to make a real impression in the halves. New signing Jordan Turner could be handed a debut but in his way at centre is skipper Michael Shenton and Peter Mata’utia.

The big news for Warrington is the absence of huge signing Greg Inglis. With that in mind I think we could see Stefan Ratchford feature at centre with Matty Ashton at fullback however there’s a possibility that young Connor Wrench could start at centre as he did in Chris Hill’s testimonial. Matt Davies and Sitaleki Akauola are also out and could be joined by Blake Austin if he fails to recover from a knock to his knee.

Castleford Tigers

1. Niall Evalds

2. Derrell Olpherts

3. Peter Mata’utia

4. Michael Shenton

23. Greg Eden

6. Jake Trueman

31. Gareth O’Brien

8. Liam Watts

9. Paul McShane

10. Grant Millington

11. Oliver Holmes

12. Cheyse Blair

13. Adam Milner

Substitutions

14. Nathan Massey

15. George Griffin

18. Jacques O’Neill

22. Daniel Smith

Warrington Wolves

17. Matty Ashton

5. Josh Charnley

1. Stefan Ratchford

4. Toby King

2. Tom Lineham

6. Blake Austin

7. Gareth Widdop

8. Chris Hill

9. Daryl Clark

10. Mike Cooper

11. Ben Currie

12. Jack Hughes

14. Jason Clark

Substitutions

13. Joe Philbin

16. Danny Walker

19. Rob Mulhern

22. Ellis Robson

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