Salford Red Devils vs Leeds Rhinos: Kick-off time, TV channel and predicted line-ups

In a repeat of the 2020 Challenge Cup Final, two teams who feel a long way off those heights at the moment meet.

Salford won the first two but three defeats in a row has stalled their early positive momentum. They nearly turned things around last week at Hull KR but their comeback were killed off by the Robins. They’ll be hoping to take that second 40 against Hull KR and turn it into a complete performance.

As for Leeds, the Rhinos are a long way off from where they wanted to be in 2022 losing four of their opening five and looked off the pace against Hull FC last week. Richard Agar will be looking for a response and a big one too.

Kick-off time and TV channel

The game kicks off at 8pm.

TV coverage starts on Sky Sports Arena from 7:30pm.

Predicted line-ups

Salford Red Devils
The Red Devils have the opportunity to return to their usual front row with Greg Burke back in the side and he could be the only change in terms of personnel for Salford with James Greenwood unavailable. So, we could see Burke replace Sitaleki Akauola at prop with Akauola moving to the bench as Ryan Lannon is promoted into the first 13 to replace Greenwood.

1 Ryan Brierley
2 Ken Sio
4 Tim Lafai
28 Deon Cross
5 Joe Burgess
6 Brodie Croft
7 Marc Sneyd
15 King Vuniyayawa
9 Andy Ackers
10 Greg Burke
11 Shane Wright
16 Ryan Lannon
14 Danny Addy
8 Sitaleki Akauola
13 Elijah Taylor
19 Jack Ormondroyd
29 Alex Gerrard

Leeds Rhinos
Leeds, like Salford, have only lost one player in the shape of Matt Prior to a one-match ban. But the Rhinos do have three players back with Cameron Smith, James Bentley and skipper Kruise Leeming all back from bans. Smith will replace Prior with Zane Tetevano moving into the front row whilst Leeming will replace Corey Johnson. As for Bentley, his re-introduction will see one of the other backrowers drop out and it may well be Morgan Gannon. One of the brightest young stars of Super League, Agar always managed his minutes last season and after playing all of Leeds’ first five game he may be due a rest. He’s still 18 after all. Speaking of young Leeds stars, there’s rumours Jack Broadbent may make his first appearance of the season but that is just speculation.

1 Jack Walker
2 David Fusitu’a
20 Tom Briscoe
4 Liam Sutcliffe
5 Ash Handley
6 Blake Austin
7 Aidan Sezer
8 Mikolaj Oledzki
9 Kruise Leeming
13 Zane Tetevano
11 James Bentley
12 Rhyse Martin
17 Cameron Smith
14 Brad Dwyer
15 Alex Mellor
19 Bodene Thompson
25 James Donaldson

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