Leeds Rhinos duo including new signing join Bradford on dual-registration

Bradford boss Mark Dunning has named his 21-Man Squad for this Saturday’s clash with Toulouse Olympique.

January recruit Josh Johnson will make his Bradford Bulls bow if selected, with captain Michael Lawrence also poised to feature having missed the win over Widnes Vikings last time out.

Masi Matongo (shoulder) and Bodene Thompson (concussion) both miss out – with Liam Tindall and James McDonnell joining on dual-registration from Leeds Rhinos.

Tindall played in the Super League semi-final for Leeds last year and can cover the fullback position which the injured Jack Walker cannot fill at the moment.

James McDonnell meanwhile is a new signing for the Rhinos from Wigan Warriors.

He played in the Championship last year on loan at Leigh. His pre-season was strong till an illness saw him miss the game against Hull KR.

He was left out of the side against Warrington Wolves last week following this.

When Leeds met Bradford in pre-season, Dunning said he would be keeping an eye on the Leeds players and saw both Tindall and McDonnell play.

At the time he said:

“Yeah, I’ll be watching them, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t but I’ll be focused first on our boys because they have earnt the right to wear the shirt. I have been really honest with the guys about the dual reg partnership.”

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