Daryl Powell has named a mix of experience and youth in his 19-man squad to take on Newcastle Thunder at Kingston Park Stadium this Saturday (kick-off 5pm).
This will be the last warm up game for the Tigers before they head to St Helens to kick-off the 2018 Betfred Super League season on Friday, February 2.
Head coach Powell said: “This is a strong squad for an important game in our pre-season preparation.
“Several places are still available for our squad to take on St Helens in our first Super League game and this will be a tough challenge against one of our dual registration partners.
“I am looking forward to a great game to finalise our pre-season leading into an exciting season for us.”
Greg Minikin is set to make his first appearance since the 2017 Betfred Super League Grand Final, after off-season shoulder reconstruction surgery.
He said: “I can’t wait to get back in the team on Saturday!
“It’s been a long off-season for me in rehab following my shoulder op and I am ready to get back out there. This is my chance to claim a spot in the squad who’ll take on St Helens next week and I’ll be doing my best to be in that opening round of Super League.”
Castleford Tigers’ 19-man squad v Newcastle Thunder:
Lewis Peachey (Academy)
Jack Ray (Academy)
Robbie Storey (Academy)
Jake Sweeting (Academy)
Calum Turner (Academy)
Tickets purchased in advance for the friendly are priced at £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and £5 for under 16s for standing and £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and & £5 for under 16s in the seats. Book yours by calling Newcastle directly on 0871 2266060 or you can book your tickets online at the Tigers website.