The Rhinos are forced into changes from last weeks winning team. Out go
Captain Jason Golden (Illness), Carl Ablett (Shoulder) and most seriously
John Gallagher with a broken hand. It means a few switches and recalls. Lee
Smith returns at Full Back after the injury picked up at Leigh in First
Grade and Jason Hart returns in the second row after missing last week with
a "Dead Leg".|
Jordan Tansey moves from Full Back to Scrum Half, Scott
Murrell to loose forward and Iain Gordon (Stand Off) and Matt Gardner
(Centre) make the run on team. Chris Buttery moves to the second row and
Dave Tootill this week drops to the bench. Luke Gale and Michael Brown also
get their chance on the bench along with Steve Brooke who is retained from
The Rhinos line up is 1. Lee Smith; 2. Danny Williams, 3. Matt Gardner, 4.
Ashley Gibson, 5. Francis Cummins; 6. Iain Gordon, 7. Jordan Tansey; 8. Luke
Burgess, 9. Jamie I'Anson, 10. Luke Stenchion, 11. Jason Hart, 12. Chris
Buttery, 13. Scott Murrell; 14. Luke Gale, 15. Michael Brown, 16. Steve
Brooke, 17. Dave Tootill.
The teams met at the end of April at the Lionheart Stadium when the Rhinos
run out comfortable 74-4 winners, a night that marked hat-tricks for both
Smith and Buttery. Since then Featherstone have suffered defeats to Widnes
(24-34) and Keighley (22-44) before a morale boosting 40-16 victory over
Dewsbury last week. For Rovers stand off John Prestley and hooker Andy Kay
were the picks last time out, so they are the men to watch from the
So if you are in the Morley tomorrow night get down to Scatcherd Lane and
cheers the boys on. Its a marvellous facility and the bar is always open
during the game. Directions can be found here.
A match report will appear on the site tomorrow.