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Big-match preview: Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell predicts toughest test yet against Leeds Rhinos

THEY WON by a record score when the sides met three months ago, but boss Daryl Powell reckons Castleford Tigers will need to be at their best to take two points from Leeds Rhinos tonight.

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Castleford Tigers' Nathan Massey. PIC: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers: Massey in no mood to dwell on past results

CASTLEFORD TIGERS forward Nathan Massey reckons past form and results will count for nothing at Headingley tonight.

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Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Hull FC v Wakefield Trinity: Coach Chester turns full focus to a top-four finish in Super League after Challenge Cup exit

THE CUP is gone, but Wakefield Trinity can take a step towards Betfred Super League’s top-four tonight.

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Catalans Dragons coach Steve McNamara. PIC: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Carl Ablett’s View from the Pitch: Coach Steve McNamara will bring in a fresh culture at the Catalans Dragons

WELCOME BACK to Super League Steve McNamara.

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Brett Ferres. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers: Pack man Ferres to make career milestone against former club

LEEDS RHINOS forward Brett Ferres is set to make his 300th career appearance against his former and hometown club Castleford Tigers tomorrow night.

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Neil Kelly

Dewsbury Rams: Kelly calls for squad-naming rethink for ‘part-time’ clubs

SQUAD-NAMING RULES should be relaxed for part-time teams faced with two games in a short space of time, Dewsbury Rams coach Neil Kelly says.

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Larne Patrick

Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers: Fit-again Cas forward Patrick wary of his former team-mates

FIT-AGAIN FORWARD Larne Patrick is wary of the threat two former team-mates will pose to Castleford Tigers tomorrow night

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Leeds Rhinos captian Danny McGuire.
 PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers: McGuire wants more ‘Magic’ from Rhinos

LEEDS RHINOS are braced for a backlash from wounded Castleford Tigers at Headingley tonight.

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Head coach Brian McDermott and captain Kevin Sinfield lead out Leeds Rhinos for the 2015 Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford. PIC: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Peter Smith, Inside RL: Three years is too soon to tinker with current Super-8s system

A MEETING of clubs has deferred a decision on possible changes to the structure of Super League until the end of this season.

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Adam Cuthbertson. PIC: Picture Bruce Rollinson

YEP fans’ jury: All’s good as Leeds Rhinos aim to quiet ‘noisy neighbours’ Castleford Tigers

The Yorkshire Evening Post fans’ jury runs the rule over Leeds Rhinos’ Challenge Cup triumph over Featherstone Rovers and forecasts a step-up in intensity for the return to Super League against leaders Castleford Tigers.

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Leeds Rhinos half-back Rob Burrow. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers: Burrow has inside take on Tigers’ pivot Gale

STOPPING HALF-BACK Luke Gale is the key to Leeds Rhinos’ hopes of upsetting Betfred Super League leaders Castleford Tigers at Headingley tomorrow, rival No7 Rob Burrow says.

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Oldham 16 Dewsbury Rams 20: Rams clinch crucial win in relegation scrap

Oldham 16 Dewsbury Rams 20: Rams clinch crucial win in relegation scrap

Dewsbury Rams earned a thrilling 20-16 victory away to Oldham on a nerve jangling Wednesday night at Stalybridge.

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Featherstone Rovers 36 Swinton Lions 2: Rovers leapfrog Toulouse after victory

Featherstone Rovers 36 Swinton Lions 2: Rovers leapfrog Toulouse after victory

FEATHERSTONE climbed above Toulouse to third place in the Kingstone Press Championship with a seven-try win.

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell to sit out injured captain Michael Shenton for Leeds Rhinos derby

CASTLEFORD Tigers coach Daryl Powell says he must “look after” Michael Shenton with his captain left out of Friday’s derby at Leeds Rhinos.

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Denny Solomona.

Sale claim Castleford Tigers’ Solomona court case was a waste of time

Sale Sharks have hit back at Castleford Tigers following the conclusion of their legal dispute over Denny Solomona, branding the affair a waste of time.

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Brett Delaney

Leeds Rhinos: Luckless back-rower sets Super-8s target

FRUSTRATED BACK-ROWER Brett Delaney has taken a step forward in his recovery from a freak double injury.

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Dewsbury Rams coach Neil Kelly with assistant Karl Pryce.

Dewsbury Rams looking for ‘massive boost’ from relegation battle at Oldham

DEWSBURY RAMS travel to Oldham tonight (8pm) for a vital fixture in the battle against relegation from the Kingstone Press Championship.

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Featherstone Rovers coach Jon Sharp. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Featherstone Rovers are refusing to take their eye off the ball insists coach Sharp

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS will go all guns blazing against visitors Swinton Lions in a “must-win” game tonight (8pm).

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Wakefield Trinity head of rugby, John Kear. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

‘Massive’ game ahead for Wakefield Trinity says John Kear

WEMBLEY is off the agenda for another year, but Wakefield Trinity are well in the race for a top-four finish in Betfred Super League, head of rugby John Kear reckons.

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National Conference League: Cawood and Brocksom in at the double for Milford

National Conference League: Cawood and Brocksom in at the double for Milford

MILFORD MARLINS and East Leeds are through to the second round of the National Conference Trophy, but Hunslet Warriors and Oulton Raiders have bowed out.

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