Warrington Wolves will be looking to mount another serious title charge this season and start their pursuit against Castleford Tigers on Sunday.
To add to an already pressurised upcoming season, Warrington head coach, Steve Price, will be heading back to Australia at the end of the year, adding an extra incentive of achieving glory in 2021.
Price’s side finished the last campaign in third place and were only edged out for a top-two finish by points scored.
And whilst it was another season of challenging at the very top, it ultimately ended in yet another disappointing play-off defeat.
Winning the Grand Final will certainly be on the club’s priority list. Warrington are yet to taste victory at the sport’s biggest stage, losing four times in the process.
Wolves will be eager to kickstart proceedings with a comfortable victory, but face a Castleford side who will also be motivated by a departing coach come the end of the season.
Daryl Powell will be looking to end his eight-year tenure with a top-six finish and will hope to at least contest for glory in either the Challenge Cup or the Grand Final itself.
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For the supposed ‘hosts’, Greg Inglis remains sidelined, but is nearing a return. The legendary centre has missed two years of action and is pushing for a first-team return.
However, Price will have Blake Austin, Mike Cooper and Jack Hughes all fit for Sunday’s clash at Headingley.
Powell’s side will be without Suaia Matagi and Sosaia Feki, who are both facing an extended period on the sidelines.
The Castleford boss will also make a late fitness call on Danny Richardson. The former St Helens man missed out on a pre-season friendly against Hull KR earlier in the month, but is set to be named in Powell’s 21-man squad.
Kick-off time and how to watch it
The game will be available on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Mix.
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