Warrington Wolves look like a completely new side to their 2022 version and they’re heading to the Jungle on tonight aiming for a sixth win on the bounce.
Having won their first five games of the season they’re heavy favourites to defeat Castleford and a sixth win would be significant in that it would put them two thirds of the way to their win total of last season.
They’ve been boosted massively by additions to their pack with Paul Vaughan being a standout signing and the brilliant Sam Kasiano consistently making an impact off the bench.
The Wire are still without Josh McGuire given his huge ban for the use of discriminatory language however their pack is still very impressive.
Gil Dudson has missed most of the season so far following a hand injury but he and Joe Philbin returned last week highlighting their strength and depth.
Dudson and Philbin start on the bench but the Wolves have suffered a blow in the shape of Josh Drinkwater’s absence despite the fact he was named in the Wolves’ initial 21-man squad.
Peter Mata’utia, who has already played in a new role in the shape of second-row this season, starts in the halves with Greg Minikin in the centres.
Matty Russell makes his second debut for the club in place of Josh Thewlis.