CASTLEFORD Tigers will be looking to extend their unbeaten Super League run to seven games when they visit The Halliwell Jones Stadium tonight.
It could have been the first of two meetings between the sides, had Warrington Wolves overcome Leeds in the Challenge Cup semi final last Saturday.
Instead it will be a chance for Castleford’s players to earn a spot in the side at Wembley on Saturday, August 23 after seeing off Widnes Vikings.
Tigers enjoyed a 64-18 success over relegated London Broncos in their last Super League outing, having drawn the previous two fixtures with Hull FC and Wolves’ opponents last weekend Leeds.
The six-game unbeaten Super League run also includes victories over Huddersfield Giants, Widnes and Salford, putting the Tigers firmly in the running for a top four finish.
Should they beat Warrington they would open up a four-point cushion over their play-off rivals and boast a points’ advantage of more than 50 points.
Wolves were comfortably beaten earlier in the season at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, with the hosts running out 40-6 victors back on Easter Monday in April.
Michael Shenton enjoyed a hat-trick that day, with James Clare adding a double and further scores coming from Jamie Ellis and Richard Owen.
Marc Sneyd kicked six goals as Wolves replied through a Michael Monaghan try, converted by Stefan Ratchford.
Wolves had recorded Super League doubles over Castleford in the previous two seasons, with the winning side in this contest putting exactly 40 points on the board in the last four meetings.