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Hull KR short at centre for Leeds Rhinos clash but star player returns

Hull KR host Leeds Rhinos on Friday night with Willie Peters’ side coming off an impressive win over Wakefield Trinity.

Their opposition are coming off an even more impressive win after they produced a stunning comeback to defeat the previously unbeaten Catalans Dragons at Headingley.

KR had headed into that Trinity game without three key players all missing due to HIA however they have all since passed their protocol and will feature.

That sees Jordan Abdull, Frankie Halton and Dean Hadley all return to the fray, a huge boost given Abdull’s incredible kicking game.

Making way are Yusuf Aydin, Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e and Tom Opacic.

The loss of Opacic is huge with the former Parramatta man having been incredible defensively all season and seemingly finding his scoring boots this past week as he bagged a brace.

Interestingly Corey Hall, who KR have just acquired from Wakefield Trinity in a swap deal with Will Dagger, doesn’t find his name in the squad.

Rovers are without their full strength starting centres of Shaun Kenny-Dowall, who is in the last week of his ban, and Opacic who has missed out with an injury.

Despite that Peters hasn’t thrown Hall in at the deep end and instead the centre positions will be likely occupied by Sam Wood and Louis Senior.

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