After the opening weeks comfortable victory over the Cougars, the Rhinos do make
changes to a winning line up. Gareth Morton is left out to give Wayne
McDonald the opportunity for some game time as the second overage player.
Iain Gordon gets the nod at full back in place of Lee Smith, who featured in
the victory at Wigan on Friday night. John Gallagher steps up from
interchange to start at Scrum Half. Jason Hart also steps up from the bench
but Luke Burgess goes in the other direction to make room for McDonald.|
Francis Cummins continues his return from injury on the wing. Danny Williams
and Matt Gardner exchange places as well, but there is a suspicion the
Cumbrian may be used in the second row during the game. Since the original
line was announced Dave Tootill has left on loan to Oldham and Michael Haley
gets the call to the bench on the back of an impressive performance for the
Under-18's on Saturday.
The Rhinos line up is as follows 1. Iain Gordon, 2. Danny Williams, 3.
Ashley Gibson, 4. Chris Buttery, 5. Francis Cummins; 6. Scott Murrell, 7.
John Gallagher; 8. Wayne McDonald, 9. Jamie I'Anson, 10. Luke Stenchion, 11.
Jason Golden, 12. Jason Hart, 13. Carl Ablett; 14. Jordan Tansey, 15. Matt
Gardner, 16. Michael Haley, 17. Luke Burgess
This will be the Rams first competitive game of the season, they did not
take part in the grading phase and opted to just join the competition from
this stage. Last week, to maybe not help matters, they had the bye and
played a friendly against the 17th Parachute Regiment although the score is
not to hand. I expect the Rhinos to run out comfortable winners and if you
are in the Dewsbury area tonight pop down and cheer the lads on.
Don't forget after the game the SouthStander.com man of the match will still be presented
after the game as this is technically a home game for the Rhinos, if you
wish to vote for your man of the match contact me during the last 10 minutes
of the game.
A match report will appear on the site sometime tomorrow.
Bar Olympics tickets available from me pre and post game as well.....