Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers: 21-man squads, injury news, kick-off time and TV details

It’s a West Yorkshire derby and it’s a game that is widely anticipated as the tie of the round.

No wonder then that it is primetime BBC slot on Saturday afternoon as Jamie Jones-Buchanan goes in search of his first win as Leeds Rhinos interim boss following the stepping down of Richard Agar.

Meanwhile, Castleford Tigers boss Lee Radford has won just one of his six games in charge of the Tigers.

21-man squads

Leeds Rhinos

1 Jack Walker
4 Liam Sutcliffe
5 Ash Handley
6 Blake Austin
7 Aidan Sezer
8 Mikolaj Oledzki
9 Kruise Leeming
10 Matt Prior
11 James Bentley
12 Rhyse Martin
14 Brad Dwyer
15 Alex Mellor
17 Cameron Smith
19 Bodene Thompson
20 Tom Briscoe
21 Morgan Gannon
23 Jack Broadbent
24 Jarrod O’Connor
25 James Donaldson
27 Muizz Mustapha
29 Liam Tindall

Castleford Tigers

1. Niall Evalds
2. Derrell Olpherts
3. Jordan Turner
4. Jake Mamo
5. Bureta Faraimo
6. Jake Trueman
8. Liam Watts
9. Paul McShane
10. George Lawler
11. Kenny Edwards
12. Adam Milner
13. Joe Westerman
14. Nathan Massey
15. George Griffin
17. Mahe Fonua
19. Tyla Hepi
21. Alex Sutcliffe
22. Daniel Smith
23. Greg Eden
25. Suaia Matagi
31. Gareth O’Brien

Injury news

Leeds will be without hooker Corey Johnson and David Fusitu’a. The likes of Richie Myler and Harry Newman are both long-term injuries, but Matt Prior returns from suspension. Castleford, meanwhile, have been rocked by the injury to new signing Ryan Hampshire, with Cheyse Blair also out. Niall Evalds, Liam Watts, Adam Milner and Nathan Massey are all vying for a recall, however.

Kick-off time

The game will kick off at 4:30pm on Saturday afternoon.

TV details

The game will be broadcast live on BBC 2 from 4pm.

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