Tomorrow, Super League XXVIII will be a week away.
So, as the season draws nearer we’re looking at how teams are likely to line up in Round One.
Thus, here is how the Castleford Tigers could line up against Hull FC in the opening weekend:
Niall Evalds had his 2022 season finished early with a shoulder injury but played against Huddersfield Giants on Sunday but halfback Callum McLelland will not be in the mix after an injury set back after missing the entire 2022 season.
Fellow half-back Danny Richardson has recently undergone off-season surgery following a horror injury in which he tore both his ACL and MCL. The 26-year-old however will likely miss the entire season.
Gareth Widdop finished last season on the sideline for Warrington Wolves but he’s made the switch to Cas and has featured on Sunday but fellow new recruit from Wakefield Trinity Jacob Miller didn’t play.
As he and the likes of Paul McShane were wrapped up in cotton wool for the rest of pre-season, he wasn’t risked against the Giants as a precaution yet seems set to debut in Round One.
Greg Eden missed the game against Huddersfield and after such an impressive win, Radford may stick rather than twist on the wing and again stick with Jake Mamo on the wing.
Meanwhile, Jack Broadbent started at centre with Mahe Fonua on the bench.
The Tigers look unlikely to pick up any bans at tomorrow’s disciplinary too.
So, here’s how we expect Castleford to line up in Round One:
1 Niall Evalds
21 Jake Mamo
3 Jordan Turner
17 Jack Broadbent
5 Bureta Faraimo
6 Gareth Widdop
7 Jacob Miller
8 George Lawler
9 Paul McShane
14 Nathan Massey
11 Kenny Edwards
12 Alex Mellor
13 Joe Westerman
10 George Griffin
19 Albert Vete
16 Adam Milner
32 Liam Watts