Leeds Rhinos welcome Huddersfield Giants to Headingley Stadium on Thursday, as Rivals Round gets underway.
The Rhinos come into the match hoping to build on last week’s win against Leigh Centurions away from home.
As for Huddersfield, their three-match winning streak was brought to an end by Ian Watson’s old club Salford Red Devils on Friday.
Rob Burrow is also going to be the guest of honour at Headingley, to mark the release of his autobiography “Too Many Reasons to Live.”
The match kicks off at 7.45pm
Richard Agar has made three changes to the side that beat Leigh Centurions last week. Luke Gale is out with a knee injury, while Liam Sutcliffe drops out after being ruled out for the rest of the season, as he requires surgery on his knee. Rhyse Martin is also out through suspension. The Rhinos do welcome back King Vuniyayawa and Callum McLelland after they went through concussion protocols. Corey Hall is the final player to come back in. Konrad Hurrell is also included despite being a doubt with a foot injury.
21-man-squad: 2 Tom Briscoe, 3 Harry Newman, 4 Konrad Hurrell, 5 Ash Handley, 6 Rob Lui, 9 Kruise Leeming, 13 Zane Tetevano, 14 Brad Dwyer, 16 Richie Myler, 17 Cameron Smith, 18 Tom Holroyd, 19 King Vuniyayawa, 20 Bodene Thompson, 22 Sam Walters, 23 Callum McLelland, 24 Luke Briscoe, 25 James Donaldson, 26 Jarrod O’Connor, 28 Corey Hall, 30 Levi Edwards, 31 Morgan Gannon.
Ian Watson has only been able to name an 18-man-squad ahead of this one, although the club say further additions will be added. Lee Gaskell is back after injury, whilst Jermaine McGillvary, Ricky Leutele and Joe Greenwood are missing from last week’s defeat against Salford Red Devils.
18-man-squad: 1 Ashton Golding, 3 Jake Wardle, 6 Lee Gaskell, 8 Luke Yates, 13 Josh Jones, 14 Matty English, 16 Jack Cogger, 20 Oliver Wilson, 21 Leroy Cudjoe, 24 Louis Senior, 25 Owen Trout, 27 Sam Wood, 28 Sam Hewitt, 31 Olly Ashall-Bott, 32 Will Pryce, 34 Nathaniel Peteru, 35 Nathan Peats, 38 George Roby.