Sitaleki Akauola is a notable absentee from Warrington’s 19-man squad as Steve Price prepares his squad for Thursday’s elimination play-off against Castleford.

Akauola has been a powerful performer for the Wolves throughout the season and has featured in each of the club’s last seven matches.

But he is replaced in the 19 by Lama Tasi.

Declan Patton and Joe Philbin face late fitness tests, but are included, while Matty Smith sits the game out through suspension.

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Cas boss Daryl Powell is without Jesse Sene Lefao, who was banned for two matches for use of the knees in Tigers’ defeat to Wigan last week.

Nathan Massey is struggling with a shoulder problem and doesn’t make the cut, so there are opportunities for Jacques O’Neill and Will Maher.