After a week off on the back of the impressive victory in the friendly
against Halifax there are a number of changes the Rhinos line up. Scott
Murrell is still missing from the side after picking up a knee injury
against Castleford but Luke Burgess returns after his knock against Widnes.
Lee Smith is still with the First Team and Carl Ablett is also missing.
Francis Cummins drops back and will start in the centre while Chris Buttery
moves into the 13 jumper. Jordan Tansey and John Gallagher will line up in
the halves. Jason Hart drops back to the second row to accommodate Burgess
at the expense of the departed Dave Tootill. Four Under 18's are on the
bench, including the impressive Michael Haley.|
The team is 1. Iain Gordon; 2. Danny Williams, 3. Francis Cummins, 4. Ashley
Gibson, 5. Matt Gardner; 6. Jordan Tansey, 7. John Gallagher; 8. Luke
Burgess, 9. Jamie I'Anson, 10. Luke Stenchion, 11. Jason Hart, 12. Jason
Golden, 14. Chris Buttery; 14. James Endersby, 15. Ayden Faal, 16, Michael
Haley, 17. Steve Brook.
Salford make their second trip to Leeds this season, the 66-4 belting in the
grading phase offset by the victory at the Willows in May. For the visitors
they will be directed from dummy half by the dangerous John Clough, Darren
Bamford has First Grade experience and Tim Hartley scored possibly the best
try seen at Headingley all season in the SL encounter a few weeks back. Its
not going to be an easy task for the Rhinos as Scott Naylor is bound to have
his team fired up.
The game is again at Scatchered Lane in Morley and kicks off at 7.30pm.
Entry to the game is free and the bar is open throughout the game and a
selection of snacks are also available.