Leigh v Leeds: 21-man squad and injury news

Leigh Centurions welcome Leeds Rhinos to Leigh Sports Village on Friday night hoping to build on last week’s performance against Hull KR.

They certainly played their part in an entertaining match, which saw the Robins eventually run out 34-28 winners in the North West.

As for Leeds, they will be hoping to get back to winning ways after last week’s disappointing defeat against Castleford Tigers at Headingley.

The match will kick off at 8pm.

Leigh Centurions

Leigh have named an unchanged squad from that game against Hull KR. Nathan Mason, who pulled up in the warm up last week, has been passed fit. They remain without Ryan Brierley, Lewis Tierney, Ben Reynolds, Blake Wallace and Tyrone McCarthy through injury, while Jack Ashworth and Rob Butler continue their suspensions.

21-man-squad: 2 Matty Russell, 3 Iain Thornley, 4 Junior Sa’u, 7 Joe Mellor, 8 Ben Flower, 9 Liam Hood, 10 Mark Ioane, 11 Ben Hellewell, 12 Jordan Thompson, 13 James Bell, 15 Alex Gerrard, 17 Jamie Ellis, 18 Matty Gee, 19 Nathan Mason, 20 Adam Sidlow, 22 Craig Mullen, 24 Keanan Brand, 25 Brendan Elliot, 27 Josh Eaves, 28 Matty Foster, 35 Jack Logan.

Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos make two changes to the side that was named to take on Castleford. Luke Gale will almost certainly be involved this week. He was named while the club awaited the outcome of his appeal against a ban for contact with a match official. Matt Prior and King Vuniyayawa drop out. Prior has been ruled out for Covid reasons, while Vuniyayawa picked up a head knock. Sam Walters returns for the first time since the Rhinos faced Leigh at Headingley. Levi Edwards has also been named, despite being out on loan at Batley Bulldogs. The club say he will only be recalled if necessary.

21-man-squad: 2 Tom Briscoe, 3 Harry Newman, 4 Konrad Hurrell, 5 Ash Handley, 6 Rob Lui, 7 Luke Gale, 9 Kruise Leeming, 12 Rhyse Martin, 13 Zane Tetevano, 14 Brad Dwyer, 15 Liam Sutcliffe, 16 Richie Myler, 17 Cameron Smith, 18 Tom Holroyd, 20 Bodene Thompson, 22 Sam Walters, 24 Luke Briscoe, 25 James Donaldson, 26 Jarrod O’Connor, 30 Levi Edwards, 31 Morgan Gannon.

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