Dorn back in squad for Castleford’s cup tie

Luke Dorn.
Luke Dorn.

Full-back Luke Dorn is back in the Castleford Tigers squad for the sixth round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie against Salford Red Devils at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Saturday.

The experienced Australian has missed the last eight games with a hamstring injury, but is back in the 19-man squad, which also sees Ryan Boyle and Larne Patrick back in with Andy Lynch out with a broken fibula and syndesmosis injury.

Youngsters Will Maher and Conor Fitzsimmons are the other two to drop out of the 19.

Head coach Daryl Powell said: “Things have been quite tough for us as you will know from an injury perspective but I thought last week was a really positive step in the right direction.

“Our defensive toughness, which will certainly be tested on Saturday, was a massive improvement and we are looking to be consistent in this area for the rest of the season. Attitude is a big thing in the league and ours was right where it needed to be last week.”

“The Challenge Cup competition is obviously a very special one to us all, and there is no doubt this will be a tough game in which we will need to be right at our best.”

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Castleford Tigers’s 19-man squad is: 21. Ryan Boyle, 16. Matt Cook, 19. Ben Crooks, 1. Luke Dorn, 7. Luke Gale, 18. Ryan Hampshire, 25. Jy Hitchcox, 14. Lee Jewitt, 13. Nathan Massey, 12. Mike McMeeken, 15. Paul McShane, 10. Grant Millington, 9. Adam Milner, 17. Junior Moors, 2. Joel Monaghan, 32. Larne Patrick, 22. Gadwin Springer, 5. Denny Solomona, 3. Jake Webster.