Rugby League: Castleford film show

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CASTLEFORD ARE to make cinematic history before their game against Wigan at Wheldon Road tomorrow night by screening the world premiere of Taming the Tiger, a documentary about the club and its fortunes earlier this season. The film will be shown on Sky's giant screen at the ground an hour before kick-off.

"Rugby league is a big part of the culture of this community and it has been very important that we capture the atmosphere and community spirit that is so widespread in this area," said the film-maker, Judi Alston, of the locally-based One to One Productions.

When the spotlight switches to the live entertainment tomorrow night, Castleford will have three players back in action after injury to complete a virtually full strength line-up. Brad Davis, Lee Harland and Nathan Sykes are all to return.

St Helens do not expect to have all the necessary legal advice affecting their suspended coach, Ellery Hanley, to hand until next week. Nigel Ashley- Jones and John Myler will be in charge for Sunday's visit by Hull.

Richard Horne, the 16-year-old who Hull have claimed was the subject of an illegal approach by Wigan, is set to pledge his immediate future to the club. Hull say that Horne, catapulted into first-team action by the club's injury list, will sign a professional contract with them tomorrow, his 17th birthday.

The Workington Town coach, Andy Platt, is to leave the club at the end of the month. The former Great Britain forward, who played for St Helens, Wigan and Salford, will be released from his contract after the game against Whitehaven on 30 July. Platt and his Australian wife, Amanda, are taking up a business venture in Australia.

A six-match losing run has seen Workington tumble down the Northern Ford Premiership and they now need a full-time or part-time coach to take them through the last four matches of the season.

The Keighley forward Mark Campbell is in hospital in Leeds with suspected liver damage after he was involved in a car crash on the way home from training. Three other Keighley players who were in the car have been released after treatment.

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