The Rhinos welcome back Yorkshire Academy players Danny Williams and Ashley
Gibson, but Joe Walsh who turned out for the Red Rose is a notable absentee
from the side. They replace Mike Ratu and Matt Gardner. Scott Murrell
returns at Stand Off after his First Grade debut last weekend. Dave Tootill
makes the run on side after his man of the match performance last weekend at
the expense of Jason Hart, who misses the game through injury. Ian Gordon
and Matt Gardner drop to the bench for Luke Gale and Dean Tonwend and Steve
Brooke gets a spot on the bench for his first chance at this level.|
The Rhinos lines up is 1. Jordan Tansey; 2. Danny Williams, 3. Chris
Buttery, 4. Ashley Gibson, 5. Francis Cummins; 6. Scott Murrell, 7. John
Gallagher; 8. Luke Burgess, 9. Jamie I'Anson, 10. Luke Stenchion, 11. Jason
Golden, 12. Dave Tootill, 13. Carl Ablett; 14. Iain Gordon, 15. Matt
Gardner, 16. Michael Haley, 17. Steve Brooke.
Its a local derby so Castleford a bound to be pumped up for this game. They
were also in the Championship last season with the Rhinos but relegation has
hit them hard with a number of last years team now playing regular first
grade. They currently lie 4th in the table after victories over Dewsbury
(22-16), Salford (40-20), Doncaster (48-20) and Featherstone (37-24). Their
only defeat coming at the hands of Widnes and a beating it was (80-0).
A match report will appear on the main site on Friday morning.