Tigers friendly to go ahead

Castleford are confident Sunday's pre-season friendly against Featherstone will go ahead after carrying out emergency ground repairs.

The game was in doubt following an extensive theft of electrical cabling at the ground over the festive period but the biggest threat now will come from the weather, with heavy snow forecast over the weekend.

Tigers chief executive Steve Ferres said: "The electricians have done a fantastic job working over the weekend to get us in a position to be able to host the game against Featherstone this Sunday.

"As a result, I can confidently say that the necessary work will be completed in time for the match to take place at the Wish Communications Stadium subject to weather conditions.

"Due to electrical work that still needs to be carried out, however, we have moved kick off to the earlier time of 2pm."