Leeds v Castleford: Squads Announced

Leeds and Castleford have both announced their 21-man squads for Thursday night’s Super League West Yorkshire derby at Emerald Headingley Stadium (KO 7:45pm).

The Rhinos come into the game on the back of their Challenge Cup semi-final triumph, which saw them reach Wembley for the first time since 2015 with a convincing win over Wigan.

The Tigers, meanwhile, will be looking for their first victory in over a month, after three straight losses to Warrington, Huddersfield and Hull FC.

Leeds Rhinos

Alex Mellor is the only omission from the Rhinos’ win last week, after he picked up a minor injury. He is replaced by Bodene Thompson, who was Cup-tied. Jack Walker is again included after making his comeback from an ankle injury in last week’s mid-week clash with Catalans.

21-man squad: 1 Jack Walker, 2 Tom Briscoe, 4 Konrad Hurrell 5 Ash Handley, 6 Rob Lui, 7 Luke Gale, 8 Ava Seumanufagai, 9 Kruise Leeming, 10 Matt Prior, 12 Rhyse Martin, 14 Brad Dwyer, 15 Liam Sutcliffe, 16 Richie Myler, 17 Adam Cuthbertson, 19 Mikolaj Oledzki, 20 Bodene Thompson, 22 Cameron Smith, 24 Luke Briscoe, 25 James Donaldson, 26 Alex Sutcliffe, 28 Tom Holroyd.

Castleford Tigers

Daryl Powell’s halfback dilemma continues, with Jake Trueman unavailable after pulling out of last week’s game late on. He is one of three changes, with Derrell Olpherts, Alex Foster and Calum Turner named in place of Trueman, George Griffin and Brad Graham. Young forward Brad Martin keeps his place and could debut against his former club.

21-man squad: 2 Derrell Olpherts, 4 Michael Shenton, 9 Paul McShane, 10 Grant Millington, 12 Mike McMeeken, 13 Adam Milner, 14 Nathan Massey, 17 Alex Foster, 18 Cheyse Blair, 20 Junior Moors, 21 James Clare, 22 Jacques O’Neill, 23 Matt Cook, 24 Tyla Hepi, 25 Greg Eden, 26 Calum Turner, 27 Lewis Peachey, 31 Brad Martin, 34 Gareth O’Brien, 35 Jack Sanderson, 36 Dan Fleming.