Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos - FIVE talking points ahead of tonight's Super League derby duel
IT'S another derby date in Super League tonight as Leeds Rhinos '“ buoyed by their 30-18 win over St Helens last week '“ make the short trip to Castleford Tiger's Wheldon Road home.
Daryl Powell’s side are still smarting from their 56-12 at the hands of Warrington Wolves last week and will be eager to hit back as quickly as possible.
1: It could be a battle of returning pivots. Tigers hope to welcome back Ben Roberts and Danny McGuire could feature for Leeds Rhinos. Both will make a big difference.
2: A crowd of close to 11,500 is expected. That will make for an electric atmosphere.
3: The fact Rhinos can leave out Singleton and Garbutt - again - and Baldwinson and Achurch have returned to dual-registration club Featherstone proves their injury crisis is easing. No excuses now.
4: Their next two matches are at home to Wakefield and Hull KR, so Rhinos have an opportunity to build a winning run.
5: Tigers had the upper hand last year winning twice at Headingley, but they have never beaten Leeds at the Jungle under Daryl Powell.