Heartbreak for departing Leeds Rhinos star as Rohan Smith names team including four guest players and new signing

Rohan Smith has named his Leeds Rhinos side to take on New Zealand tomorrow night.

The game will act as the Kiwis’ warm-up for the World Cup just as England met Fiji tonight. Meanwhile, it will be the final appearance in the career of Thomas Leuluai of Wigan as well as former Rhino Adam Cuthbertson who is one of four guest players to be named in a 21-man team.

Cuthbertson is joined by another former Rhino in Jimmy Keinhorst. The German won the 2015 Grand Final with Leeds coming up with a match winning assist for Josh Walters in the decider. He was unlucky to not play in the 2017 decider alongside Cuthbertson who will wear 17 tomorrow – the number he debuted in for Leeds in 2015 as well as the shirt he last wore for Leeds in 2020.

Meanwhile, we will see Salford star and former Kiwi Elijah Taylor and as well as fellow former Kiwi Junior Sa’u will feature to enjoy a last run out with friend Bodene Thompson who is making his final Leeds appearance.

Muizz Mustapha will do so as well as Brad Dwyer and skipper for the night Tom Briscoe. Liam Sutcliffe is denied a farewell appearance through injury and Ash Handley is also absent through injury so England Knights man Liam Tindall comes onto the left wing.

Leeds are also without James Bentley and Richie Myler who have been called up into the Ireland World Cup squad.

There will be a debut for new signing Luke Hooley who was announced as a Leeds player this year after a brilliant season for Batley.

The team in full is:
1. Zak Hardaker
2. Tom Briscoe (c)
3. Rhyse Martin
4. Junior Sa’u *
5. Liam Tindall
6. Blake Austin
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Sam Walters
9. Kruise Leeming
10. Matt Prior
11. Zane Tetevano
12. Bodene Thompson
17. Adam Cuthbertson *
Subs:
14. Brad Dwyer
15. Elijah Taylor *
16. James Donaldson
13. Jarrod O’Connor
18. Muizz Mustapha
19. Jimmy Keinhorst *
20. Luke Hooley
21. Jack Sinfield
* Guest players

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