Castleford Tigers game is on despite gale damage

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Castleford Tigers say Sunday’s pre-season game against Bradford Bulls will go ahead, despite severe storm damage at the Jungle.

The Princess Street stand will be closed due to problems caused by strong winds overnight on Friday-Saturday.

Tigers have asked Bradford fans to use the Railway End of the ground - which ironically was closed during their previous pre-season game due to icy conditions - with Cas supporters advised to use the Wheldon Road end.

The club say there will be no turnstiles open on Princess Street and have requested fans get to the game early to ensure entry.

Kick-off of the match against Featherstone two weeks ago was delayed due to congestion as fans queued to get in.

A club statement added; “Castleford Tigers would like to thank all fans who have offered to help clear the damage, but the club now has a professional team onsite and request that fans don’t come down to the stadium today.”

Sunday’s game (2.30pm kick-off) is a testimonial for Tigers’ ex-Bulls prop Andy Lynch.