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

A West Yorkshire derby is the last of the Saturday games at the Magic Weekend. An in-form Castleford face a Leeds side coming off the back of dominant display against Hull FC, with both sides looking to end up in the top six by the end of the season.

Leeds sit just three points off 6th place, and a win would take them within a point of the play-offs. It will be a tough test against their local rivals, who already find themselves in the play-off spots, but if they can replicate last week’s attacking quality there is every chance they can pick up a win.

Castleford have only got better in recent weeks, and could get a fourth consecutive victory against Leeds. Despite their recent form, Castleford’s main enemy this year has been their consistency, and they will need their halfbacks to be on form if they are to control this game.

21-man squads

Leeds Rhinos
2. David Fusitu’a
4.Liam Sutcliffe
5. Ash Handley
6. Blake Austin
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Mikolaj Oledzki
10. Matt Prior
11. James Bentley
12. Rhyse Martin
14. Brad Dwyer
16. Richie Myler
17. Cameron Smith
21. Morgan Gannon
22. Sam Walters
24. Jarrod O’Connor
25. James Donaldson
26. Corey Johnson
28. Max Simpson
32. Jack Sinfield
33. Zak Hardaker

Castleford Tigers
1. Niall Evalds
2. Derrell Olpherts
4. Jake Mamo
5. Bureta Faraimo
7. Danny Richardson
8. Liam Watts
10. George Lawler
11. Kenny Edwards
12. Adam Milner
13. Joe Westerman
15. George Griffin
17. Mahe Fonua
21. Alex Sutcliffe
22. Daniel Smith
23. Greg Eden
24. Cheyse Blair
25. Suaia Matagi
28. Brad Martin
33. Jason Qareqare
37. Alex Mellor

Injury news

A huge blow for Leeds as Kruise Leeming is out with a foot injury, and as a result they name just a 20-man squad. The Rhinos were already without Zane Tetevano, Tom Holroyd, Bodene Thompson, Muizz Mustapha and Harry Newman, through suspension.

Hull FC-bound Jake Trueman will miss the rest of the season after picking up ACL injury last week. Paul McShane and Nathan Massey will also be absent due to receiving one-match bans.

Kick off time and TV details

The game will kick off at 19:00 on Saturday, and will be shown live on Sky Sports Mix.

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