The Tigers have had a mixed run of results lately with only two wins from their last 6 games including a 28-12 defeat at Hull FC only four weeks ago. They currently sit two points behind fourth placed Hull FC who have found some form with a 51-8 cup winner over Catalans followed by a close 35-32 win over Salford at the weekend.
Tigers head coach Daryl Powell will be buoyed by the return of his Samoan duo Jesse Sene-Lefao who has been in Australia on compassionate leave and boom back rower Junior Moors who has missed the last few games though injury. They come into the side in place of Wigan bound prop forward Mitch Clark and the experienced back rower Chris Clarkson.
The visitors have also made some changes as Head coach Lee Radford looks for his side to win three games on the trot for the first time in 2019. In comes Experienced prop forward Scott Taylor along with youngsters Kieran Buchanan and Jack Brown.
Who ever the return of Taylor and co comes at a cost as they replace former Tongan skipper Sika Manu who suffered a dead leg in the win over Salford, Josh Bowen who is rested after some serious game time over the past few weeks after coming back from a long term injury and centre Josh Griffin who sits out due to suspension.
Castleford Tigers (from): Aston, Blair, Clare, Cook, Eden, Maher, Massey, Mata'utia, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Minikin, Moors, Rankin, Sene-Lefao, Smith. Trueman, Watts.
Hull FC (from): Shaul, Faraimo, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Hadley, Minichiello, Westerman, Connor, Green, Fash, Paea, Litten, Washbrook, Naulago, Savelio, Brown, Buchanan.