Castleford Tigers vs Leeds Rhinos Super League Round 20 Preview


The Rhinos will be hoping that a change in personel coupled with a few first choice players returning from injury will be enough to earn them their first win in 8 Super League matches, the Tigers however, lost their first game since late May last week to the Dragons, this will not concern Powell or Castleford too much as a win will see them up to 3rd after Warrington's loss to Wigan.

Leeds have lost all but 1 of their last 10 fixtures against the Castleford Tigers, that one Leeds win was of course the 2017 Grand Final, the Tigers beating Leeds twice already this season, the first win coming back in February in the 25-24 thriller followed by their 38-10 annihilation of the Rhinos 3 months later in May, this adding further to Castleford's impressive record against the Rhinos.

Castleford make one change to that side that fell short in France, Greg Eden is a welcome sight fro Cas fans as the he returns from injury to replace Kieran Gill. The Rhinos welcome back Stevie Ward to captain the side after being sidelined for 2 weeks with concussion, Brett Delaney replaces Jack Ormonroyd and both Brad Dwyer and Jordan Lilley are named in the 19.

Castleford Tigers:  James Clare, Mitch Clark, Matt Cook, Greg Eden, Tuoyo Egodo, Jamie Ellis, Oliver Holmes, Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e, Nathan Massey, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Junior Moors, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Michael Shenton, Gadwin Springer, Jake Trueman, Liam Watts, Jake Webster.

Leeds Rhinos:  Ashton Golding, Tom Briscoe, Liam Sutcliffe, Ryan Hall, Joel Moon, Richie Myler, Adam Cuthbertson, Matt Parcell, Brad Singleton, Stevie Ward, Brad Dwyer, Brett Delaney, Anthony Mullally, Brett Ferres, Jack Walker, Jordan Lilley, Cameron Smith, Mikolaj Oledzki, Josh Walters.

It's hard to tell how much of an impact the changes made at Leeds will have and how long it will be until we see the effects, it will undoubtadley lift the morale in the dressing room and make for a closer game, with that being said a common theme emerges when these two sides meet. Castleford either win by the tightest of Margins 1-4 points or by a heap of points, 20+ on some occasions which makes this game hard to predict, I'm going to take a stab at Castleford by 0-6 points on this occasion.

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