Rohan Smith delivers more bad news for Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos are still in the battle for play off spots with Warrington Wolves, Hull KR and Salford Red Devils.

However, to keep those dreams alive, they must defeat Catalans Dragons on Saturday away from home as they did in 2022 twice.

They also need both Warrington Wolves and Salford Red Devils to lose as they take on St Helens and Hull KR.

Going into the game, Rohan Smith revealed that they still aren’t able to bring back anyone from injury in disappointing news for Leeds.

He also revealed consultations for James Bentley and Aidan Sezer after head knocks.

The Rhinos are forced to make one change with Sam Walters ruled out with a one game suspension following last week’s defeat at home to Wigan Warriors.

The Rhinos are still without Aidan Sezer and James Bentley as they follow the return to play protocols following concussion whilst Richie Myler, Justin Sangare and Luis Roberts are ruled out through injury. Nene Macdonald is still unavailable for selection.

Young front rower Tom Nicholson-Watton has been named in the 21 man squad for the first time this season. The Reserves regular played with the first team in pre-season and has trained with the first team squad all season. He has most recently been on loan with Keighley Cougars in the Championship.

The squad in full is:

2 David Fusitu’a sponsored by Berry’s Jewellers

3 Harry Newman sponsored by Warners Fish Merchants

5 Ash Handley sponsored by Roxy Ballroom

8 Mikolaj Oledzki sponsored by Pickups Self Storage

12 Rhyse Martin sponsored by Mailway Packaging Solutions

13 Cameron Smith sponsored by Warners Fish Merchants

14 Jarrod O’Connor sponsored by Axis

15 Sam Lisone sponsored by KBins

16 Derrell Olpherts sponsored by Holbury Dental Laboratories Ltd

18 Tom Holroyd sponsored by West Riding Paper Services

19 James McDonnell sponsored by Wetherby Whaler

20 Morgan Gannon sponsored by Simon Baynes

21 Luke Hooley sponsored by So-Trak Ltd

23 Liam Tindall sponsored by Bartercard

25 James Donaldson sponsored by ACS

26 Corey Johnson sponsored by Heaton Wilson Roofing

29 Jack Sinfield sponsored by ACS

31 Leon Ruan sponsored by Moortown

34 Alfie Edgell sponsored by The Leeds Welding Company

35 Riley Lumb sponsored by Euro Auction

36 Tom Nicholson-Watton sponsored by Dee Living