Castleford cancel friendly to preserve Jungle pitch

Castleford Tigers have confirmed that their pre-season friendly against York City Knights this Friday has been cancelled.

With severe weather battering West Yorkshire over recent weeks – including heavy rain and intermittent snowfall throughout January – the club have taken the decision to pull what is their final trial match before the start of Super League XX.

The club have said that in order to ensure the Jungle pitch is right for their opening league fixture – which takes place next Sunday against Wakefield – it is vital that the friendly ultimately is cancelled.

The club have advised any fans that pre-bought tickets for the game to claim their money and a refund back from the club.