Castleford vs Dragons : Match Preview


Super League | Round 11
Castleford Tigers vs Catalans Dragons
The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
24.06.2021 | 8.45pm CEST

The context

Catalans Dragons travel to Castleford on Thursday, June 24, in the Super League Round 11, kick-off at 8.45pm CEST at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Super League leaders with 8 wins in 9 games, Steve McNamara’s side are back in business after the game postponed over Leeds last weekend.

The Tigers secured a crucial victory last week-end at Wakefield after 4 consecutive defeats in Super League. Despite a contrasting season, Castleford will play the 2021 Challenge Cup Final against St Helens on July, 17.


Team News

Sam Tomkins and Tom Davies, who have been named in the England 19-man squad, will miss the trip. Joel Tomkins, suspended and injured duo Benjamin Garcia and Micky McIlorum will also miss the game.

Alrix Da Costa, Matt Whitley and Gil Dudson received the green light from the medical staff and could make their return. Reserve team winger Romain Franco is named for the first time in the Dragons squad.

Here is the 21-man squad named by Steve McNamara to travel to Castleford.


Latest meetings

The Dragons are looking for a victory at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle since 2012.


Head-to-Head | 33 games :

17 wins for the Dragons
1 draw
15 wins for the Tigers

Last five meetings :
08.08.20 | Casteford 14 – 40 Dragons | Emerald Headingley Stadium
15.02.20 | Dragons 36 – 18 Castleford | Gilbert Brutus Stadium
22.04.19 | Dragons 37 – 16 Castleford | Gilbert Brutus Stadium
01.02.19 | Castleford 20 – 4 Dragons | The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
01.09.18 | Castleford 36 – 4 Dragons | The Mend-A-Hose Jungle


Throwback | Super League 2017

02.09.2012 | Castleford Tigers (12) 26 – 46 (30) Catalans Dragons

Dragons : Greenshields, Blanch, Millard, Duport, Paia, Bosc, Dureau, Mounis, Henderson, Casty, Sa, Anderson, Baitieri | Subs : Pelissier, Fakir, Maria, Larroyer

T : Duport, Sa, Blanch 3, Greenshields 3
G : Dureau 7

In September 2012, Catalans Dragons produced a strong performance to beat Castleford at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle for their last travel of the regular season. Thanks to 8 tries and hat-tricks from Damein Blanch and Clint Greenshields, the Dragons won 46-26 and were back in the Super League Top 4.

Head to head

Niall Evalds vs Arthur Mourgue



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Agenda of the week (CET) | Super League Round 11

Thursday 24th June
8.45pm | Castleford Tigers vs Catalans Dragons
8.45pm | Wakefield Trinity vs Wigan Warriors
8.45pm | Warrington Wolves vs Leigh Centurions

Friday 25th June
7.00pm | Hull KR vs St Helens
8.30pm | Salford Red Devils vs Leeds Rhinos
8.45pm | Hull FC vs Huddersfield Giants