After a convincing performance against Hull FC on Saturday, fans may be forgiven for thinking that Cas were back to their free flowing form from 2017 and that the team could push forward.
However, following the weekend’s 28-18 victory at Wheldon Road, Daryl Powell will have to contend with the absence this weekend – and possibly beyond – of flying winger Greg Eden and Joe Wardle, the latter of whom was making his debut for the club following his return to Super League from the NRL. Indeed, both players had missed the previous game against Widnes through injury and, following their suffering of potential hamstring injuries, the pair are set for scans.
Powell highlighted the fact that the players are having scans indicates a problem and added that “it’s two injuries we could have done without.” It has transpired that while Wardle’s is a recurrence of on he suffered in training prior to their season opener at St Helens, Eden’s is in a different place. Frustratingly for last season’s top try scorer, it seems that the former Brisbane Bronco is set for a further period on the sidelines but it does offer a chance for someone to step into the void.
James Clare has been included in the 19 man squad for this week’s match at Hull KR as he seeks to make his second debut for the club following his off season move from Leigh.