Challenge Cup: Castleford Tigers v Hull FC

Sosaia Feki
Venue: TW Stadium Date: Sunday, 13 September Kick-off: 15:00 BST Coverage: Live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website from 14:30 BST, commentary on BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Humberside

The rescheduled Coral Challenge Cup sixth-round tie between Castleford and Hull FC will be broadcast live on BBC One this Sunday.

Coverage starts at 14:30 BST, with the match kicking off at 15:00.

Sosaia Feki, Jake Trueman and Cheyse Blair are in the Castleford squad for the rescheduled cup tie, a second game in four days for both clubs.

Andy Last has made eight changes, recalling Hull FC’s senior contingent for the game at the TW Stadium.

Jamie Shaul, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Manu Ma’u, Ligi Sao, Jordan Johnstone, Gareth Ellis, and Ratu Naulago add experience to the squad.

Connor Wynne, Josh Bowden, Masi Matongo, Charlie Patterson Lund, Cameron Scott, Ben McNamara, Lewis Bienek and Jude Ferreira all drop out.

Alex Foster and Junior Moors miss out for Castleford, meanwhile, as does the cup-tied Gareth O’Brien.

The match was originally scheduled for 22 August, but was called off after six Hull players tested positive for Covid-19.

Both sides were pushed hard in their Thursday night Super League matches, with Cas just losing out to Warrington and Hull holding off Wakefield.

Although neither club is out of the play-off race by any means, the Challenge Cup remains an attractive route to success for both, who have been to finals in recent times.

Hull were winners back to back in 2016 and 2017, while Castleford – who could give a much-awaited debut to winter import Feki – reached the 2014 final.

The Airlie Birds have beaten the Tigers in the cup in three of the last five campaigns, including at this same stage last season.

Castleford (from): Olpherts, Mata’utia, Shenton, Feki, Trueman, Richardson, Watts, McShane, Millington, Holmes, McMeeken, Milner, Massey, Griffin, Blair, Clare, O’Neill, Hepi, Eden, Turner, Peachey

Hull (from): Shaul, Faraimo, Tuimavave, Griffin, Swift, Connor,Houghton, Satae, Ma’u, Sao, Kelly, Cator, Johnstone, Fash, Lane, Savelio, Fonua, Buchanan, Ellis, Brown, Naulago

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