The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Andy Johnson returns to the Tiger's squad after missing the last two games and loose forward Ryan Hudson also figures after withdrawing late from last week's Halifax game. Academy youngster Adam Thaler retains his place in the nineteen whilst Mitch Healey misses out although his two-match suspension has now been halved after appealing. Castleford's Head Coach Graham Steadman said ahead of the game, "Having conceded 72 points against Saints last Saturday there will be no doubt that David Plange would've based his match preparation throughout this week in practice on his defence. Therefore the Tiger's will have to play with a good team discipline and patience in breaking down the Wolves defensive formation." "The players are now playing with a lot of confidence and self-belief and their performances of late have been consistent as all squad members have been enjoying their football." added Steadman. The Tiger's squad to face Warrington is:
Darren Rogers, Tommy Saxton, Jon Wells, Waine Pryce, Michael Eagar, Andy Johnson, BJ Mather, Danny Orr, Adam Thaler.
Nathan Sykes, Kyle Warren, Adrian Rainey, Andy Lynch, Michael Smith, Dale Fritz, Lee Harland, Wayne Bartrim, Wayne Godwin, Ryan Hudson.