Thursday, 27 June 2013

Warriors Host The Tigers

After a heartbreaking late defeat at Warrington on Monday night, Wigan make the short turnaround by hosting of Castleford tomorrow night.

The two sides fought out a close game in March as Wigan took a 22-4 lead into half time only for a resilient Castleford to bring it level at 22 all with eight minutes to go before Wigan secured a vital win with a Tuson try in the final minutes.

One of the main problems at Warrington was the number of Warriors out injured but thankfully Wigan are able to welcome Micky McIlorum and the influential Blake Green back to the squad while Sam Tomkins is missing possibly being rested after Monday and as such young Lewis Tierney is likely to make his home Super League debut.

Wigan - Greg Burke, Josh Charnley, Dom Crosby, Gil Dudson, Liam Farrell, Anthony Gelling, Darrell Goulding, Blake Green, James Greenwood, Harrison Hansen, Jack Hughes, Michael McIlorum, Sam Powell, Pat Richards, Matty Smith, Tom Spencer, Lewis Tierney, Iain Thornley, Logan Tomkins.

Castleford - Richard Owen, Michael Shenton, Kirk Dixon, Rangi Chase, Jamie Ellis, Jonathan Walker,  Daryl Clark, Craig Huby, Weller Hauraki, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Nathan Massey,
 Oliver Holmes, Jordan Thompson, Jordan Tansey, Dan Fleming, James Clare, Keith Mason,
 Ryan Boyle.

Despite a mixture of youth and experience in the Wigan side and having only a three day turnaround between games, I still think a win is on the cards and will go for Wigan 40 Castleford 12.