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Warrington v Leeds: Predicted line-ups and late injury news

Two sides who have been scoring tries for fun recently do battle on Monday in what could be one of the games of the season. The high-flying Wolves look like title contenders again having beaten last year’s Grand Finalists as well as current league leaders Catalans. Meanwhile, Leeds are beginning to get over their early season struggles and have scored 27 tries in their last three games.

The big news for Warrington is the return of star centre Toby King. On Saturday, coach Steve Price confirmed that King would replace impressive youngster Connor Wrench at centre. It will be a major lift having King back in the fold following the termination of Greg Inglis’ time at Warrington. The Wolves will still be without Gareth Widdop so Stefan Ratchford will likely start at seven whilst Josh Thewlis remains at fullback.

As for Leeds, Alex Mellor and Bodene Thompson return from suspension whilst Konrad Hurrell and Ash Handley could return after suffering concussions last week. Hurrell is the more likely of the two to return after Richard Agar confirmed Handley’s struggles following his head knock for England. Rob Lui could also miss out after his return on Thursday. He was brilliant against Leigh but having only just returned from injury, Agar may not want to ask him to play two games in five days. Zane Tetevano is still self-isolating so Matt Prior will likely remain at loose-forward with Tom Holroyd at prop.

23 Josh Thewlis
5 Josh Charnley
18 Jake Mamo
4 Toby King
2 Tom Lineham
6 Blake Austin
1 Stefan Ratchford
8 Chris Hill
9 Daryl Clark
10 Mike Cooper
11 Ben Currie
12 Jack Hughes
15 Matt Davies
13 Joe Philbin
14 Jason Clark
16 Danny Walker
19 Rob Mulhern

15 Liam Sutcliffe
24 Luke Briscoe
4 Konrad Hurrell
2 Tom Briscoe
27 Jack Broadbent
23 Callum McLelland
9 Kruise Leeming
8 Mikolaj Oledzki
14 Brad Dwyer
18 Tom Holroyd
11 Alex Mellor
12 Rhyse Martin
10 Matt Prior
20 Bodene Thompson
25 James Donaldson
26 Jarrod O’Connor
31 Morgan Gannon

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