Hull KR v Castleford: 21-man squads, injury update and TV details

Hull KR and Castleford have both announced their 21-man squads for Friday evening’s Challenge Cup Third Round clash at Craven Park (KO 6:00pm).

The tie is a repeat of the 1986 final, while both sides have been runners-up in the competition within the past ten years.

Rovers are without a win so far in 2021 with losses to Catalans and St Helens in the opening two rounds of Super League.

The Tigers, meanwhile, have defeated former Cup winners Warrington and Leeds so far and will come into the match with plenty of confidence.

The game will be available to watch via the Our League app for the earlybird price of £4.95, before increasing to £10.00 on matchday.

Hull Kingston Rovers

Tony Smith names just 20 players, with Ethan Ryan and Jimmy Keinhorst both included. Elliot Minchella drops out after sustaining a season-ending knee injury, while Brad Takairangi (hamstring), Will Maher (hamstring) and Joe Keyes (back)remain unavailable. Korbin Sims and Matty Storton also drop out of the squad due to concussion protocols.

20-man squad: 1 Adam Quinlan, 2 Ben Crooks, 3 Greg Minikin, 4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 5 Ryan Hall, 7 Jordan Abdull, 8 Albert Vete, 9 Matt Parcell, 12 Kane Linnett, 13 Dean Hadley, 14 Jez Litten, 15 George Lawler, 16 George King, 19 Will Dagger, 20 Mikey Lewis, 23 Ethan Ryan, 25 Rowan Milnes, 27 Luis Johnson, 28 Muizz Mustapha, 33 Jimmy Keinhorst.

Castleford Tigers

Gareth O’Brien returns for the Tigers after missing out last week due to concussion protocols. He replaces youngster Lewis Peachey in the 21. Sosaia Feki (achilles), Suaia Matagi (calf), James Clare (knee), Alex Foster (bicep) and Jacques O’Neill remain unavailable.

21-man squad: 1 Niall Evalds, 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, 11 Oliver Holmes, 12 Cheyse Blair, 13 Adam Milner, 14 Nathan Massey, 15 George Griffin, 19 Tyla Hepi, 21 Jesse Sene-Lefao, 22 Daniel Smith, 23 Greg Eden, 25 Jordan Turner, 26 Lewis Bienek, 31 Gareth O’Brien.

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