Leeds Rhinos struck by double blow before Hull KR game

Leeds Rhinos have been struck by a double blow before their clash against Hull KR with Nene MacDonald and Richie Myler ruled out.

This means new signing Luke Hooley starts at fullback for his debut at fullback.

Derrell Olpherts comes into the starting 13 after scoring from the bench last week against Catalans Dragons.

David Fusitu’a starts on the other wing with Harry Newman and Rhyse Martin remaining in the centres.

Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin again start in the halves with Zane Tetevano moving into the front row with Sam Walters dropping out of the 17 altogether.

Jarrod O’Connor again starts at nine with James Bentley and James McDonnell in the backrow with Cameron Smith.

As for opponents Hull KR, Jordan Abdull is back in the big news for the Robins but they have a problem at centre with Sam Wood and James Batchelor starting there with Tom Opacic and Shaun Kenny-Dowall starting.

Ryan Hall plays despite injury.

As for the other game tonight, Paul Wellens has named his St Helens side revealing what his plans are in the backline with Konrad Hurrell, Mark Percival and Will Hopoate all starting with Hopoate on the wing ahead of Jon Bennison.

There is a rare appearance for young George Delaney on the bench.

Morgan Knowles returns from suspension.

Will Dagger meanwhile makes his Wakefield Trinity debut after a swap deal for Corey Hall.

Innes Senior meanwhile starts on the wing after making a loan move from Huddersfield Giants.

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