Castleford name squad for Bradford game

Tom Holmes, ready to play for Castleford Tigers at Bradford. Picture: Matthew Merrick
Tom Holmes, ready to play for Castleford Tigers at Bradford. Picture: Matthew Merrick

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has named a largely youthful squad to face Bradford Bulls on Friday night in the final pre-season friendly.

The match, which has been brought forward two days, will take place at the Provident Stadium with an 8pm kick-off.

The bulk of the squad stays the same as the one that narrowly beat York City Knights last Friday, with the addition of fit again half-back Tom Holmes and Lewis Johnson, who join a team made up of a handful of first team players and youngsters from the under 19s.

Tickets for the game are available from the Tigers Den club shop. Tigers official coach travel is also available, priced at £8 a seat and can be booked in store at the Tigers Den.

The Tigers squad is:

Ryan Boyle, William Cooke, Pat Diskin, Davy Dixon, Brandon Douglas, Conor Fitzsimmons, Kieran Gill, Ryan Hampshire, Jy Hitchcox, Tom Holmes, Lewis Johnson, Will Maher. Greg Minikin, Jacques O’Neill, Ash Robson, Dec Sheehan, Gadwin Springer, Brandon Westerman.