Challenge Cup: Huby named in Castleford Tigers squad

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has included Craig Huby in his final squad.
Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has included Craig Huby in his final squad.
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JUST 11 days after dislocating his elbow, Craig Huby has been named in Castleford Tigers’ 19-man squad for Wembley.

The in-form prop is expected to be given until the morning of Saturday’s game against Leeds Rhinos to now prove his fitness but all indications are he will play.

There had been some speculation that James Clare, the young winger who has deputised well for the suspended Justin Carney, could force his way in perhaps at the expense of Kirk Dixon.

However, coach Daryl Powell has omitted Clare from his 19-man squad and the main debate will surround his bench where hookers Jamie Ellis and Adam Milner will presumably vie for one spot.

Also, if Huby is declared fit, the Castleford chief will have to decide between Frankie Mariano, Garreth Carvell - who missed Friday’s game at Warrington with a slight knee strain - and Scott Wheeldon for his final forward replacement.

Castleford Tigers: Dixon, Webster, Shenton, Carney, Dorn, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Hauraki, Massey, Wheeldon, Mariano, Finn, Clark, Holmes, Jewitt, Carvell, Ellis.