In an exciting development, Andy Last has unveiled the 21-man Castleford squad for their upcoming clash against Hull KR on Friday night. The much-anticipated match is set to kick off at 8 pm at the Sewell Group Craven Park, where the Tigers are determined to bounce back from their recent defeat against Hull FC.
The last encounter between Cas and the Robins saw the latter emerge victorious with a narrow 12-7 scoreline, thanks to a brilliant second-half effort from Matt Parcell at The Jungle. However, Castleford’s spirits remain high, especially after a dramatic late Challenge Cup semi-final win, where Brad Schneider took center stage with a heroic extra-time drop goal against Wigan.
For this crucial face-off, Last has introduced a total of six changes to the pack that faced Hull FC, and all eyes are on the potential Castleford debut of newly signed prop, Billy Tsikrikas. Adding to the anticipation, Alex Foster could make a comeback to the club and don the Cas colors again on Friday night.
Tigers fans have further reasons to be hopeful, as key First Team players Greg Eden, Nathan Massey, Suaia Matagi, and George Lawler are back in contention, ready to make a significant impact in their return for the Fords this week. The stage is set for an enthralling encounter between these two formidable teams.