Preview: Harlequins v Castleford
(Round 5)

Harlequins RL captain Mark McLinden will make his first appearance at the Twickenham Stoop against Castleford after recovering from a torn hamstring.

The former Canberra Raiders half-back made a big impact in his first season with the London Broncos last year but has missed all four matches so far under their new guise after being injured in the build-up to the opening game against St Helens.

?He?s named in the 20 and he will also be in the 17,? said coach Tony Rea.

With Thomas Leuluai returning from a broken ankle against St Helens and Luke Dorn making his comeback from a hamstring injury in last week?s 10-6 win at Hull, Rea will have his trio of play-makers available for the first time.

McLinden said: ?It?s been a tough month but I?m excited about playing my first game for Harlequins.?

Harlequins RL v Castleford Tigers, Twickenham Stoop, Sunday March 12 2006

Harlequins RL 18-man: Bradley-Qalilawa, Clubb, Dorn, Gafa, Haumono, Heckenberg, Hopkins, Leuluai, Lolohea, Lucky Luisi, McLinden, Mills, Purdham, Smith, Temata, Tookey, Weisner, Williams.

Castleford 18-man: Platt, Pryce, Shenton, Dyer, Blanch, Handforth, Kain, Sculthorpe, Henderson, Nutley, Haughey, Bird, Whitaker, Fletcher, Viane, Fa'aoso, McGoldrick, Ward.

Referee: S Ganson