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Huge stars return in time for vital derby

It’s Easter which means its Rivals Round in the Betfred Super League.

There is a lot of focus on the Hull derby and the clash between Wigan Warriors and St Helens on Good Friday as traditionally the two biggest derbies, but the most important could be Thursday night’s clash between Wakefield Trinity and Castleford Tigers.

After seven rounds, they only have one win between them and at present they are the sides most threatened by relegation.

A win for either side on Thursday would be huge.

The squad news is now in for the clash.

Nathan Mason is set for a debut after joining fellow Huddersfield Giants stars on loan at Wakefield in the shape of Innes Senior and Sam Hewitt.

Will Dagger is also set for another appearance.

Trinity are boosted by the return of Kevin Proctor and hooker Liam Hood.

After his recent loan spell from Wigan Warriors, Tom Forber is not included. He has likely returned to the Warriors who could have selection problems of their own at nine with Sam Powell likely set for a move into the halves with Cade Cust a doubt and Jai Field out for 10 weeks.

As for Castleford, Jacob Miller is in contention to feature against his old side for the first time since making the switch, while Joe Westerman knows both sides of this fixture having featured in both camps.

Gareth Widdop drops out of the squad while Adam Milner will serve the second of his two-game suspension so will not be involved; however the Tigers ranks have been bolstered by the return of Niall Evalds from injury, and the loan signing of Luis Johnson from Hull Kingston Rovers.

The return of Niall Evalds is huge for the West Yorkshire side.

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