Leeds Rhinos vs Toulouse Olympique: Kick-off time, TV channel and predicted line-ups

After this game, the stadium stewards are likely to be sweeping up plenty of bitten nails with the stress levels set to be through the roof in with Leeds facing the prospect of being bottom of the league if they lose.

Leeds have been boosted by finally appointing a new coach in Rohan Smith. However, the line-up is not yet his to select nor will it be next week with Jamie Jones-Buchanan remaining as interim boss. However, the buzz of his arrival could inspire Leeds to victory

For Toulouse, this is their chance to land an early blow in the race for survival and heap extra pressure on the struggling Rhinos. They have a good chance to do so following some good performances and a positive announcement of their own with Corey Hall joining the club in the near future.

Kick-off time and TV channel:

The game kicks off at 20:00.

There will be no TV coverage but the highlights will be available on Super League’s YouTube channel and BBC’s Super League Show.

Predicted Line-ups

Leeds Rhinos
The Rhinos have question marks all over the team. Only able to name a 20-man squad due to injuries and suspensions and without all four major signings, it’s again a case of putting square pegs in round holes. Liam Sutcliffe will continue at fullback whilst the first major question is on the right wing. If Liam Tindall has recovered from his hip injury, he’ll replace Max Simpson over on that side. However, if Alex Mellor is injured after leaving the field against Castleford, Simpson may stay in the side with Jack Broadbent down the pecking order it seems. Jack Sinfield will remain in the halves after an impressive debut against the Tigers. He’ll be joined by Kruise Leeming with Brad Dwyer at nine. Muizz Mustapha could play to provide some size off the bench.

4 Liam Sutcliffe
29 Liam Tindall
20 Tom Briscoe
15 Alex Mellor
5 Ash Handley
9 Kruise Leeming
32 Jack Sinfield
8 Mikolaj Oledzki
14 Brad Dwyer
10 Matt Prior
21 Morgan Gannon
12 Rhyse Martin
17 Cameron Smith
Substitutes
19 Bodene Thompson
24 Jarrod O’Connor
25 James Donaldson
27 Muizz Mustapha

Toulouse Olympique
Toulouse have a few problems to solve themselves. At six, there’s no Lucas Albert so it could be a case of moving Chris Hankinson back into the halves where he started the season with Mathieu Jussame making his return at centre. Speaking of returns, Joe Bretherton may return to 13. There’s a question over the hooker role with four players vying for a spot at nine. Anthony Marion could keep his place there owing to size. Former Rhino Mitch Garbutt with figure on the bench.

27 Olly Ashall-Bott
25 Matty Russell
3 Junior Vaivai
4 Mathieu Jussame
5 Paul Macron
21 Chris Hankinson
31 Tony Gigot
8 Romain Navarrete
13 Anthony Marion
23 Justin Sangare
30 Maxime Stefani
11 Andrew Dixon
16 Joe Bretherton
Substitutes
10 Harrison Hansen
14 Eloi Pelissier
18 Mitch Garbutt
22 Gadwin Springer

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