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Castleford Tigers

Castleford Tigers coach backs Clare to shine

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Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell has backed James Clare to stand in for the suspended Justin Carney this weekend, as the club gear up for their semi-final date against Widnes Vikings. Clare is the most likely candidate to replace Carney, who was banned for two matches earlier this week after a dangerous throw against London Broncos. And although Powell admits ... Read More »

Andy Lynch shrugs off calls for England inclusion

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Castleford Tigers prop Andy Lynch says an England call-up ahead of this year’s Four Nations is not on his mind and that he is focused on performing for his team, not individual accolades. The 34-year-old has been in superb form this season and many pundits have been linking him with a call-up into Steve McNamara’s England squad. “I just go ... Read More »

Powell happy to be able to focus on Challenge Cup

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell admitted, in the aftermath of Sunday’s Super League victory over London Broncos, that it seems strange to be able to focus at last on Sunday’s Challenge Cup-tie against Widnes at a sold out Leigh Sports Village. “It seems an age since we beat Wigan in the quarter-finals, and it’s good to be able to talk ... Read More »

Cup pressure won’t be too much for Cas, says winger

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Castleford winger Kirk Dixon says the occasion of a Challenge Cup semi final won’t be too big for the Tigers, who plan to feed off their experienced players to learn how to cope with the pressure. The attacking West Yorkshire side take on Widnes on Sunday for a place at Wembley – their second semi-final appearance in four seasons. However, ... Read More »

Justin Carney charged for dangerous throw on Thomas Minns

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Castleford Tigers player Justin Carney will appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal tomorrow after being charged with making a Grade B dangerous throw on London Broncos player Thomas Minns in the 69th minute of a First Utility Super League Round 23 fixture. Carney was charged after the incident was viewed by the RFL Match Review Panel. No other charges were ... Read More »

Tigers sign Featherstone prop Steve Crossley

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of prop Steve Crossley from Featherstone Rovers on a two-year deal from the start of the 2015 season. Crossley, a product of the Bradford Bulls academy has played for both Bradford Bulls and Dewsbury Rams before joining Featherstone Rovers for the 2013 season. Crossley said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Cas Tigers next ... Read More »

Pressure on us, says Castleford Tigers star

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Castleford Tigers forward Andy Lynch says there is pressure on the team this weekend, as they attempt to avoid being the first team to lose to London Broncos in 2014. The Broncos have yet to pick up a point in Super League this season and, with just five games left in the regular season, Lynch believes they cannot afford to ... Read More »

Lynch and Clark rested for Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has rested several big hitters ahead of their clash against London Broncos this Sunday, with the Challenge Cup semi-final looming large over the horizon. Powell has left out in-form Andy Lynch and Daryl Clark for the clash against the already-relegated Broncos, after admitting earlier this week he was tempted to rest some of his ... Read More »

Millington ruled out for Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers have been dealt a huge injury blow ahead of the business end of the season, after forward Grant Millington suffered a serious knee injury that could see him sidelined for upto six weeks. Millington has been in exceptional form for the Tigers in 2014, but as well as missing their huge semi-final against Widnes next weekend, he will ... Read More »

Hauraki to miss Challenge Cup semi-final

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Castleford Tigers back-rower Weller Hauraki will miss his club’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final after being handed a two-match suspension. Hauraki was given the ban, along with a £300 fine, after admitting a grade C offence of recklessly striking with his knees in a clash with Hull FC’s teenage stand-off Jordan Abdull in the Tigers’ 18-18 First Utility Super League draw ... Read More »