Leeds Rhinos are coming off the back of a huge win over St Helens and they return to Headingley this week to host Wakefield Trinity.
Rohan Smith’s men edged out the World Champions 25-24 last week courtesy of a last minute Blake Austin drop goal and they’ll go again this week against the winless Wakefield Trinity.
Despite the feisty affair that was last Friday’s clash at the Totally Wicked Stadium no Rhinos players were banned and therefore Rohan Smith had a full compliment of players to select from, barring injuries.
Some of the long-term injuries that still trouble Smith’s selection are the likes of Mikolaj Oledzki and new signing Luke Hooley.
For Friday night’s game Smith has named his 21-man squad and it features the return of centre Harry Newman and James Bentley.
Three returning players include Newman, Irish international James Bentley and hooker Corey Johnson.
Johnson replaces the injured Kruise Leeming who suffered a foot injury against St Helens, whilst Morgan Gannon still remains unavailable following concussion protocol that he underwent after the Hull FC game.
Sam Lisone is another to return following his admission from last week’s squad with illness.
Rohan Smith has named his 21 man squad to face Wakefield this Friday at Headingley, kick off 8pm.
Leeds welcome back Harry Newman, Corey Johnson and James Bentley to the squad and all three could make their first appearances of the season.
➡ More https://t.co/Aol4h1wNXg pic.twitter.com/VEW8k0ILuf
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) March 8, 2023
The squad in full is:
1 Richie Myler sponsored by Y F Furniture
2 David Fusitu’a sponsored by Berrys
3 Harry Newman sponsored by Warners Fish Merchants
4 Nene MacDonald sponsored by Fenton Finance
5 Ash Handley sponsored by Roxy Ball Room
6 Blake Austin sponsored by AXIS
7 Aiden Sezer sponsored by Vale Services
10 Zane Tetevano sponsored by NIC FM Services Group
11 James Bentley sponsored by Trivent Ltd
12 Rhyse Martin sponsored by Mailway Packaging Solutions
13 Cameron Smith sponsored by Warners Fish Merchants
14 Jarrod O’Connor sponsored by Boardrm
15 Sam Lisone sponsored by K-Bins
16 Derrell Olpherts sponsored by Horbury Dental Laboratories
18 Tom Holroyd sponsored by West Riding Paper Services
19 James McDonnell sponsored by Wetherby Whaler
22 Sam Walters sponsored by Warners Fish Merchants
24 Luis Roberts sponsored by Wetherby Whaler
25 James Donaldson sponsored by ACS
26 Corey Johnson sponsored by Heaton Wilson Roofing
31 Leon Ruan sponsored by Moortown