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One of Super League’s biggest stars returns as forward set to play despite nasty injury

Interim Castleford Tigers Coach Andy Last has named a 21-man Fords squad who will travel to Perpignan to face Catalans Dragons on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers will be looking to respond after last week’s defeat at home to league leaders Warrington Wolves and Steve McNamara’s Dragons will also be aiming to bounce back.

The French side’s unbeaten start to the campaign came to a halt at the hands of Leeds Rhinos in front of the Channel 4 cameras at Headingley on Saturday in an end-to-end contest.

The contest at the Stade Gilbert Brutus is scheduled to get underway at 5pm (BST) with the Tigers eager to take the scalp of the Dragons on French turf for the first time since 2017 and will be given extra encouragement from their performances against Catalans last campaign.

Castleford got the better of Catalans on two separate occasions at Wheldon Road last season, with Danny Richardson’s golden point winning drop goal marking one of the moments of last term.

Last has made three changes to the line up that was picked ahead of the Wire contest with Mahe Fonua coming back into the fold after sitting out the last match due to HIA protocol. George Lawler also returns after recovering from a sternum injury.

Liam Watts misses out due to a shoulder injury suffered against the Wolves and Adam Milner has been forced to sit out the next two fixtures due to a ban.

Paul McShane and Nathan Massey have gotten over injuries to feature.

There were fears that Massey had suffered a particularly nasty injury in the shape of a fractured eye socket.

Steve McNamara has also named his 21-Man squad for the Super League round 7 clash against with Sam Tomkins, Romain Navarrete et Tanguy Zenon are back in the squad and replace Tyrone May, Mickael Goudemand and Manu Ma’u.

Tomkins returns having struggled with injury to start the season which has led to the England skipper to decide to retire at the end of this season.

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