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16 June 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 16/06/17 4:45pm

Scott Taylor returns for this Challenge Cup quarter-final

Scott Taylor returns for this Challenge Cup quarter-final

A place in the Challenge Cup semi-finals is at stake as Hull FC and Castleford Tigers duel at the KCOM Stadium.

The hosts have the services of England prop Scott Taylor back in their ranks as he’s ready to make his return from injury.

Equally, Danny Houghton is named in Lee Radford’s 19-man squad after missing last week due to illness.

Former Castleford Tiger Marc Syned is primed to face his old club in front of a crowd that should be over 12,000 strong.

Hull’s last Challenge Cup outing saw them trounce at the KCOM Stadium.

On that day, the side scored 12 tries in total with Steve Michaels scoring a hat-trick and Jamie Shaul delivering a brace.

Casteford Tigers’ head coach Daryl Powell has made just two changes to the team that .

Jake Webster and Larne Patrick move into his 19-man squad with the latter being present for the first time this season.

Junior Moors won't be part of Castleford's line-up for some time

Junior Moors won't be part of Castleford's line-up for some time

Junior Moors won’t be part of Castleford’s line-up for some time

On announcing his side, Powell confirmed that Junior Moors is set for a considerable spell on the sidelines due to a knee injury;

“He will be out for up to 10 weeks potentially longer, we are not too sure.” said the head coach on the club’s website.

“He’s got a high grade two MCL knee ligament injury so it’s a tough injury for him. We’ve had a couple of those recently with Matt Cook also getting one.”

Greg Minikin has scored 15 tries in Super League this season and will be looking to add to his Challenge Cup tally

Greg Minikin has scored 15 tries in Super League this season and will be looking to add to his Challenge Cup tally

Greg Minikin has scored 15 tries in Super League this season and will be looking to add to his Challenge Cup tally

The Tigers have won eight on the bounce, however, Hull were the last side to beat them back in April at the KCOM Stadium.

The hosts are focused on retaining their trophy while the Tigers will be looking to use their form and confidence to prevail in this winner takes all encounter.

Hull FC: Josh Bowden, Jack Downs, Jake Connor, Brad Fash, Mahe Fonua, Josh Griffin, Danny Houghton, Albert Kelly, Sika Manu, Steve Michaels, Mark Minichiello, Jamie Shaul, Fetuli Talanoa, Scott Taylor, Carlos Tuimavave, Jordan Thompson, Jansin Turgut, Danny Washbrook, Liam Watts.

Castleford Tigers: Greg Eden, Alex Foster, Luke Gale, Zak Hardaker, Tom Holmes, Kevin Larroyer, Andy Lynch, Nathan Massey, Mike McMeeken, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Greg Minikin, Joel Monaghan, Larne Patrick, Ben Roberts, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Michael Shenton, Jake Webster.


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