Wakefield v Leeds: 21-man squads and injury update

The play-off chasing Rhinos make the short trip over to Wakefield as they look to wrap up their place in the top six. However, they’ll have to turn in one of their best performances of the season to beat in-form Trinity.

Since Willie Poching took over following Chris Chester’s dismissal, Wakefield have found another gear. What they’ve been pursuing in terms of performance all season has finally come together with their star players finally hitting their straps. They’ve beaten both Warrington and Hull KR in recent weeks and could very well upset the Rhinos.

As for Leeds, they ended an eight-year wait to win at Wigan. It was a gutsy win for the Rhinos as they became the first team in the Super League era to nil the Warriors in their own backyard. It left the Rhinos fifth in the table and in command of their own destiny where the play-offs are concerned. However, they’ll have to replicate their recent showings if they want to beat Wakefield.

The game kicks off at 15:00 on Monday.

Wakefield Trinity

Trinity have been forced into two changes where their 21-man squad is concerned. Both Matty Ashurst and Chris Green have dropped out through injury allowing impressive youngster Harry Bowes to return to the fold. Also back in contention is England international Reece Lyne. His return will be a welcome boost for Trinity.

21-man squad: 2 Tom Johnstone, 4 Reece Lyne, 5 Liam Kay, 6 Jacob Miller, 7 Mason Lino, 8 David Fifita, 9 Kyle Wood, 10 Tinirau Arona, 12 Kelepi Tanginoa, 13 Joe Westerman, 14 Jay Pitts, 15 Eddie Battye, 16 James Batchelor, 18 Innes Senior, 19 Jordy Crowther, 20 Joe Arundel, 25 Brad Walker, 26 Yusuf Aydin, 27 Lee Kershaw, 29 Ryan Hampshire, 33 Harry Bowes.

Leeds Rhinos

Meanwhile, Richard Agar has been able to name an unchanged squad following their 14-0 win over Wigan and appear to have no new injury concerns. If Richie Myler and Ash Handley feature they’ll be making landmark appearances. Myler is set to make his 350th career appearance whilst Ash Handley could be set for his 150th appearance. The Rhinos are still without Jack Walker, Konrad Hurrell, Luke Gale, Mikolaj Oledzki, Alex Mellor and Liam Sutcliffe.

21-man squad: 2 Tom Briscoe, 3 Harry Newman, 5 Ash Handley, 6 Rob Lui, 9 Kruise Leeming, 10 Matt Prior, 12 Rhyse Martin, 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, 27 Jack Broadbent, 31 Morgan Gannon.

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