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24/02/13 - Castleford Tigers v Catalan Dragons - KO 3.30pm

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Catalans might just have to much even with Webb n Scott D missing but with our new team spirit id say it will be close catalans by 6

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Catalans will come out fighting.

Literally.

No idea who will win, it depends who has the most players on the pitch at the end I suppose.

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dragons will be too strong in the forwards, a win by 20

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Catalans by less than 10

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Castleford squad: Justin Carney, Michael Shenton, Jake Webster, Kirk Dixon, Jamie Ellis, Jonathan Walker, Daryl Clark, Craig Huby, Lee Gilmour, Weller Hauraki, Grant Millington, Jake Emmitt, Adam Milner, Nathan Massey, Oliver Holmes, Jordan Thompson, Jordan Tansey, Keith Mason, Gareth O'Brien.

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Catalan squad: Damien Blanch, Leon Pryce, Zeb Taia, Thomas Bosc, Olivier Elima, Ian Henderson, Rémi Casty, Steve Menzies, Louis Anderson, Greg Mounis, William Barthau, Eloi Pelissier, Kevin Larroyer, Daryl Millard, Mathia Pala, Mickael Simon, Jamal Fakir, Jason Baitieri, Vincent Duport.

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19-Man Squad v Catalan Dragons

Castleford Tigers Head Coach Ian Millward has named his 19-man squad ahead of the side’s home fixture against Catalan Dragons on Sunday.

Aside from the suspended Rangi Chase, Millward has had the benefit of a full strength squad to select from. Gareth O’Brien is back in the 19 despite the big hit that saw him leave the field after just four minutes of the Bulls game last week and Mason returns having recovered from a hamstring injury which has seen him miss the last two matches.

Following the off field disruption at the club this week, Millward said, “We’re very strong as a group behind Jack Fulton (chairman), he’s very hard working and this club does not exist without him.”

He is, nevertheless, keen to ensure the players keep firmly focussed on what they need to do on the rugby field. He continued, “We’re really full of ourselves as a group at the moment, we have a rugby league team playing and working hard for each other. We have a job to do on Sunday and we’ll get on and do it.

“We don’t have Rangi this week but we have worked hard in the off season on our structures for when Rangi isn’t available and we’ve been boosted by Gareth O’Brien passing his head test. He’s a talented kid and was unlucky with what happened to him last week. With him on the field for 80 minutes things could have been different.

“We need to be better with possession than last week and having Gareth fit should help with that. I want to see quicker line speed but above all, I want us to be competitive for 80 minutes. It is going to be a tough game on Sunday so we really need that same atmosphere and support that we had at home against Leeds.”

Kick off at the Wish Communications Stadium is 3.30pm.

Tigers 19:

2 – Justin Carney

3 – Michael Shenton

4 – Jake Webster

5 – Kirk Dixon

7 – Jamie Ellis

8 – Jonathan Walker

9 – Daryl Clark

10 – Craig Huby

11 – Lee Gilmour

12 – Weller Hauraki

13 – Grant Millington

14 – Jake Emmitt

15 – Adam Milner

16 – Nathan Massey

17 – Oliver Holmes

18 – Jordan Thompson

19 – Jordan Tansey

25 – Keith Mason

26 – Gareth O’Brien

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....and Ellis knocks the conversion over

16 - 12

quarter of an hour left

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Come on Cas! Great effort. And home to us next week - that should be a hard game.

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17 - 17

O'Brien drop goal

six minutes left.....

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17 - 17

O'Brien drop goal

six minutes left.....

Hurrah!

Sounds like a ripper.

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