Castleford vs Dragons : Match Preview



The context

Catalans Dragons travel to Castleford Tigers on Friday, August 12, in the Super League Round 23 at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

It will be the third meeting between both teams this season. Last April, the Dragons produced a strong performance to beat the Tigers 44-12 at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium bu they had been beaten at the Golden Point 17-16 last June at the Jungle.

For their second consecutive game in the North of England, Dylan Napa's teammates will want to strengthen their position in the Top 4 of the Super League. The Dragons would get back to the podium with a win before Huddersfield's game at Salford and would take a 8-point lead over the Tigers, currently 5th.

The game won't be broadcasted.

Find out the statistics of both teams this season:

The squad

Here is the squad named by Steve McNamara to take on Castleford.

Dylan Napa, Joe Chan and Matthieu Laguerre are back in the squad.

The staff will be without Fouad Yaha, Gil Dudson,  Benjamin Garcia, Julian Bousquet, Matt Whitley, Mike McMeeken, Mickael Goudemand, Arthur Romano, Jordan Dezaria and Tiaki Chan.


Tigers squad named

Castleford Tigers headcoach Lee Radford has also announced his squad: 2. Derrell Olpherts, 5. Bureta Faraimo, 7. Danny Richardson, 9. Paul McShane, 10. George Lawler, 11. Kenny Edwards, 12. Adam Milner, 13. Joe Westerman, 15. George Griffin, 17. Mahe Fonua, 21. Alex Sutcliffe, 22. Daniel Smith, 23. Greg Eden, 25. Suaia Matagi, 28. Brad Martin, 29. Sam Hall, 30. Sosaia Feki, 31. Gareth O'Brien, 32. Cain Robb, 33. Jason Qareqare, 37. Alex Mellor.

Throwback 2022 | Tigers vs Dragons
Last April, Catalans Dragons produced a strong performance to beat 44-12 Castleford at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium with the first Super League hat-trick for Matthieu Laguerre.
Dragons Catalans (22) 44

T : Julian Bousquet, Mitchell Pearce, Tyrone May, Matthieu Laguerre 3, Arthur Mourgue, Matt Whitley
G : Arthur Mourgue 6

Castleford Tigers (6) 12
T : Gareth O’Brien, Jason Qareqare
G : Gareth O’Brien 2

Dragons : Mourgue, Davies, Romano, Laguerre, Yaha, Pearce, May, Bousquet, McIlorum, Napa, Jullien, Whitley, Garcia | Remplaçants : Goudemand, Dezaria, Séguier, Kasiano

Latest meetings

Super League head-to-head (36 games) :
19 wins for the Dragons
1 draw
16 wins for the Tigers

Last 5 meetings:
26.06.22 | Castleford 17 - 16 Dragons | The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
29.04.22 | Dragons 44 - 12 Castleford | Gilbert Brutus Stadium
24.06.21 | Castleford 6 - 16 Dragons | The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
08.08.20 | Casteford 14 – 40 Dragons | Emerald Headingley Stadium
15.02.20 | Dragons 36 – 18 Castleford | Gilbert Brutus Stadium

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Super League Round 23 (CEST)

Thursday 11 August
9pm | Warrington 32 - 18 Toulouse

Friday 12 August
9pm | Castleford vs Dragons
9pm | Hull KR vs Leeds

Saturday 13 August
2pm | Salford vs Hudddersfield

Sunday 14 August
4pm | Hull FC vs St Helens
4pm | Wakefield vs Wigan