Leeds name squad for Boxing Day clash

Leeds Rhinos have named their squad ahead of their Boxing Day Friendly against Wakefield Trinity at Headingley.

It is expected to be a strong squad, with Kruise Leeming, Alex Mellor and Luke Gale all expected to make their debuts in the first Rhinos outing since the end of the season.

The side will also include Konrad Hurrell, who will partner Liam Sutcliffe in the centre. Youngster Harry Newman will start on the wing. Ash Handley plays on the other wing.

There will also be a chance to see the Rhinos’ new halfback pairing of Gale and Rob Lui in the match.

Leeming will start at hooker against Wakefield alongside former Huddersfield teammate Alex Mellor, who plays in the second row.

Mellor will play with Stevie Ward in the back row with Cameron Smith at Loose Forward.

Rhinos Head Coach Richard Agar told the club website: “I think we will have a very strong side out on Boxing Day which should be great for the fans to see how all the hard work in pre-season is coming along.

“Luke Gale has fitted in really well and it will be good to see his combination with Robert Lui as we begin the final part of our preparations for the new season.”

Kick off is at 11.30am.

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