Rhinos old boy Bailey back in Castleford squad for Leeds game

Ryan Bailey
Ryan Bailey

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has made two changes to his 19-man squad to face Leeds Rhinos this Thursday at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, kick-off 8pm.

James Clare and Michael Channing drop out of the 19, but there are returns after injury for hooker Scott Moore and prop Ryan Bailey, who could line-up against the club he has spent most of his career with for the first time.

Bailey, 31, left Rhinos at the end of last season to join Hull KR, but was injured when Leeds visited Craven Park at the start of the season.

He played just one game for Hull KR before moving to Castleford.

Rhinos could have three players back, but are still without full-back Zak Hardaker and second-row Brett Delaney.

Centre Joel Moon is set to feature after missing last Sunday’s win at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats due to suspension.

Back-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan, who has been struggling with a long-term hamstring problem, is also included in Rhinos’ 19-man squad, along with prop Kylie Leuluai. He has not played for almost three months after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Thursday’s game will be refereed by James Child.

Castleford’s 19-man squad is:

Ryan Bailey, Ryan Boyle, Liam Finn, Luke Gale, Ash Gibson, Oliver Holmes, Andy Lynch, Will Maher, Nathan Massey, Mike McMeeken, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Scott Moore, Junior Moors, Ben Roberts, Michael Shenton, Denny Solomona, Jordan Tansey, Jake Webster.