Huddersfield Giants vs Castleford Tigers: 21-man squads, injury news, kick-off time & TV details

Huddersfield Giants take on the Castleford Tigers in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Thursday night at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Both sides go into this one on the back of different results last week with Huddersfield going down convincingly to the Salford Red Devils.

Meanwhile, Castleford were 18-8 victors over the Catalans Dragons at the Jungle – a result which cemented their spot in fifth in the Super League play-offs.

21-man squads

Huddersfield Giants

4 Ricky Leutele
6 Tui Lolohea
7 Theo Fages
8 Chris Hill
9 Danny Levi
10 Michael Lawrence
12 Chris McQueen
13 Luke Yates
14 Matty English
15 Joe Greenwood
17 Owen Trout
19 Adam O’Brien
20 Oliver Wilson
21 Leroy Cudjoe
22 Louis Senior
23 Olly Russell
25 Innes Senior
26 Nathan Mason
29 Sam Hewitt
37 Toby King

Castleford Tigers

2 Derrell Olpherts
3 Jordan Turner
4 Jake Mamo
5 Bureta Faraimo
7 Danny Richardson
9 Paul McShane
10 George Lawler
11 Kenny Edwards
13 Joe Westerman
15 George Griffin
17 Mahe Fonua
21 Alex Sutcliffe
22 Daniel Smith
23 Greg Eden
24 Cheyse Blair
28 Brad Martin
29 Sam Hall
31 Gareth O’Brien
32 Cain Robb
33 Jason Qareqare
37 Alex Mellor

Injury news

Huddersfield will be without the suspended Jack Ashworth but there is huge news on the injury front as strike centre Ricky Leutele is back in contention, whilst Olly Russell returns from suspension. Leutele has been linked with a shock move to the Leigh Centurions, as per Rugby League Live, but nothing definite has been agreed yet.

Meanwhile, Castleford will have to make do without the banned Adam Milner and Suaia Matagi. The Tigers will also be looking to recall Danny Richardson after last week’s training incident, though Sosaia Feki is now ruled out for the rest of the season with another injury. Jordan Turner could make his first appearance for the Tigers since April, with Jake Mamo also expected to be back after concussion.

Kick-off time

The game will kick off at 8pm on Thursday night at the John Smith’s Stadium.

TV details

The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Arena from 7.30pm. Highlights will also be found on the Super League Show as well as Super League’s Youtube channel.

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