Castleford Tigers: Orr set for second debut

Former captain Danny Orr will make his first Castleford Tigers appearance since 2003 on Sunday.

Orr has been named in Tigers' squad for a hastily-arranged pre-season game at home to newly-promoted Co-op Championship outfit York City Knights.

The half-back/hooker played 168 Super League games for Tigers between 1997 and 2003, before moving to Wigan Warriors and then Harlequins.

He is among four off-season signings in Sunday's squad, alongside Richard Mathers, Nick Youngquest and Jacob Emmitt.

Tigers' 21-strong line-includes 13 first team squad members, with Rangi Chase, Ryan Hudson, Kirk Dixon, Joe Arundel, Jordan Thompson, Jonathan Walker, Oliver Holmes, John Davies and Adam Milner also set to feature.

Sunday's game – which will kick-off at 2pm – was arranged after the scheduled Boxing Day fixture against Bradford Bulls had to be called off due to a frozen pitch.

Tigers will send an under-20s side to York next weekend and also have trial games at home to Batley Bulldogs on January 23 and Hull on January 30, both kicking-off at 3.30pm.

Batley Bulldogs boss Karl Harrison will have an interest in players on both sides when his team play host to Huddersfield Giants on Sunday.

Giants' squad includes Elliott Hodgson and Greg Johnson, who will play for Batley on dual-registration this year.

Harrison will field the squad on duty in last weekend's win over Dewsbury Rams, minus Adam Robinson.

Harrison said: "He got hurt in the very first minute of the Dewsbury game. He had got medial knee ligament damage, so that's not great.

"He is out, but everybody else came through all right, so they'll all play again."

Featherstone Rovers will field a mainly second-string side in Sunday's home trial game against Gateshead Thunder.

Coach Daryl Powell said first team squad members Ross Divorty, Dom Dee, Greg Worthington and Liam Welham will back up from last weekend's win over Hunslet Hawks and Bryn Powell will make his first appearance since joining Rovers from Dewsbury Rams.

Meanwhile, centre Sam Smeaton has been given the all clear after suffering a damaged thumb last week.