Despite rumours of a possible appearance from Matt Diskin, which have been
proved unfounded, the Rhinos welcome back captain Jason Golden and Carl
Ablett after they missed last weeks victory over Featherstone through
illness and injury respectively. Scott Murrell moves back to stand off to
accommodate Ablett, Iain Gordon drops to the bench. Golden returns to the
second row in place of Chris Buttery who has to make do with a place on the
bench the week as Matt Gardner gets the reward for his performance last week
retaining his centre spot. Danny Ireland gets his chance on the bench this
week as Steve Brooke is spared from doubling up for both Academy sides.|
The Rhinos line up is as follows 1. Lee Smith; 2. Francis Cummins, 3. Ashley
Gibson, 4. Matt Gardner, 5. Danny Williams; 6. Scott Murrell, 7. Jordan
Tansey; 8. Luke Burgess, 9. Jamie I'Anson, 10. Luke Stenchion, 11. Jason
Hart, 12. Jason Golden, 13. Carl Ablett; 14. Iain Gordon, 15. Danny Ireland,
16. Chris Buttery, 17. Dave Tootill
The Dragons come into this game on the back of successive victories against
Keighley Cougars (29-26) and Dewsbury Rams (38-26). After not taking part in
the grading phase they did lose their opening 5 games of the season at
Huddersfield (6-42) and Castleford (20-48) before defeats at home to
Featherstone (10-36), Dewsbury (26-38) and Widnes (8-56).
My money again is on a big Rhinos win.
Directions to the ground from Headingley can be found here.
A match report will be on site on Thursday morning.