Castleford Hope Newlove Will

Castleford are optimistic new signing Paul Newlove will be fit for the start of Tetley's Super League IX. The former Great Britain centre, who was recently signed from St Helens, missed the Boxing Day defeat at Leeds due to a chest illness and a foot injury.

"He has had a bit of a problem with the arch of his foot, which has been causing him a lot of discomfort," said Tigers coach Graham Steadman.

"We've given him the steroid injection with a view to things settling down."