Warrington Wolves take on Castleford Tigers on Friday night at the Halliwell Jones Stadium as they look to win at home for the second straight time.

The Wire beat Hull FC 36–10 last Friday to earn their first two points under Sam Burgess.

After losing to the Salford Red Devils and Wigan Warriors in the first two rounds, the Tigers are searching for their first victory of the season.

This year, Craig Lingard takes over as the new manager of the Black and Amber, who added 11 new players during the off-season.

Former Warrington loose-forward Joe Westerman announced his testimonial this week and he is certainly a man to look out for as he is a constant threat with the ball.

Two of the previous three encounters between the clubs were won by the Wire, including a 66-12 victory at home in August of last year.

The Tigers sit five places adrift of Warrington in the league table.

Due to an ankle injury, George Williams is expected to miss Warrington’s next few games, meaning scrum-half Leon Hayes is expected to start.

Jordy Crowther, Matty Nicholson, and Rodrick Tai are still out. Tom Whitehead and Arron Lindop are in the matchday squad.

As for the opposition, Danny Richardson withdraws through the return-to-play procedure after his HIA failure at Salford. Luis Johnson, who was added to the squad, could make his second competitive appearance for the Tigers. Alex Mellor, who damaged his knee against Keighley, is also back in contention for the Tigers.

This showdown could feature some fantastic battles, including Danny Walker vs. Liam Horne.

Both players can gain crucial ruck speed for both of their teams. Horne has won two straight man-of-the-match honours in his strong start to 2024.

The match will kick off at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday at 8 pm.