Rugby League: Warrington signings to miss cup showdown with Saints

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WARRINGTON will be without two of their new signings for their Silk Cut Challenge Cup tie at St Helens on Sunday.

Adam Fogerty misses the chance to play against his former club after breaking down again in training with a thigh injury, while the ex-Oldham centre, Vince Fawcett, has been ill all week and also misses the match.

Castleford are hoping for their first five-figure crowd since the visit of the Australians in 1994 for the tie against the Bradford Bulls the previous day. The club have already sold more than 7,000 tickets and Wheldon Road's capacity of 11,750 could be tested.

Stuart Raper, the Cas coach, is confident that both Danny Orr and Barrie- Jon Mather, injured in the victory at Leeds in the previous round, will be fit to play.

Wigan are paying their opponents, Dewsbury, the compliment of fielding the strongest available line-up on Sunday.With the scrum-half Tony Smith back after injury, the Warriors have nine internationals in their starting line-up.

He replaces Craig Murdock in the only change from the side which demolished Keighley in the last round.

The Australian forward Tony Mestrov, who missed the Keighley game with a dislocated finger, is on the substitutes' bench. Two other internationals - Denis Betts and Nigel Wright - are still recovering from injury.

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