Josh McGuire named in Warrington Wolves squad for Leeds clash despite potential ban

Warrington Wolves star signing from the NRL Josh McGuire has been included in their squad for their Round One clash at home to Leeds Rhinos.

The Wolves were slow to announce their squad news perhaps due to the tribunal which is taking place today to determine whether McGuire is guilty of using inappropriate language in ben Currie’s testimonial against Leigh Leopards which saw him and Tom Amone charged.

McGuire was charged with a Grade F offence and could face a minimum ban of six games as consequence.

But he has been named in the squad for the visit of last year’s Grand Finalists Leeds Rhinos alongside Sam Kasiano despite a hip injury sustained against Leigh.

Gil Dudson doesn’t make his debut after breaking his hand.

Interestingly, there is no Matty Russell. He started on the wing ahead of Josh Thewlis against Leigh but the sensational showing of Thewlis on Friday night against North Wales Crusaders has perhaps seen him named ahead of Russell.

Here is the squad in full:

Rohan Smith has named his initial 21 man squad for the game with new signings Leon Ruan, Justin Sangare, Luis Roberts, Sam Lisone, James McDonnell and Derrell Olpherts all included.

The Rhinos are without Nene MacDonald, Harry Newman, James Bentley, Mikolaj Oledzki and Luke Hooley through injury.

Here is the squad in full:

The game kicks off at 20:00 on Thursday and is live on Sky Sports after a Kevin Sinfield documentary and a pre-view show for the Super League season.

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