Wakefield Trinity v Castleford Tigers - 21-man squads named for Super League derby

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell has named centre/second-row Alex Foster in his initial squad for Wednesday's derby at Wakefield Trinity - less than a week after he suffered what appeared to be a serious injury against Hull.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 6:12 pm
Gareth O'Brien, left and Niall Evalds could both return for Tigers agianst Trinity on Wednesday. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.
Gareth O'Brien, left and Niall Evalds could both return for Tigers agianst Trinity on Wednesday. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.

Foster, making his first appearance of the season after recovering from biceps damage, was taken off the field on a spinal board during the second half of last Thursday’s 30-12 home defeat.

Adam Milner drops out from the team on duty against Hull, but Niall Evalds, Suaia Matagi, Jordan Turner and Gareth O’Brien could all return to Tigers’ side and Daniel Smith is also included in the initial squad.

Seventeen-year-old winger Jason Qareqare, who scored with his first touch on debut last week, could also feature.

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Matty Ashurst is available for Trinity after a two-game ban. Picture by Ed Sykes/SWpix.com.

Trinity coach Chris Chester has confirmed England winger Tom Johnstone will make his comeback after a two-month layoff due to concussion.

Keepi Tanginoa, who missed last Friday’s 38-18 defeat at Warrington Wolves because of a dead leg, is also included in Wakefield’s 21.

Matty Ashurst is set to return from a two-game ban and Jordan Crowther is available after a four-game injury absence.

Wakefield Trinity’s 21-man squad is: Max Jowitt, Tom Johnstone, Bill Tupou, Reece Lyne, Liam Kay, Jacob Miller, Mason Lino, David Fifita, Kyle Wood, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Kelepi Tanginoa, Joe Westerman, Jay Pitts, Eddie Battye, James Batchelor, Jordan Crowther, Joe Arundel, Brad Walker, Yusuf Aydin, Lee Kershaw.

Castleford Tigers’ squad is: Niall Evalds, Derrell Olpherts, Peter Mata’utia, Michael Shenton, Danny Richardson, Liam Watts, Paul McShane, Oliver Holmes, Nathan Massey, George Griffin, Alex Foster, Jacques O’Neill, Tyla Hepi, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Daniel Smith, Suaia Matagi, Jordan Turner, Lewis Peachey, Brad Martin, Gareth O’Brien, Jason Qareqare.

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