The Rhinos hit the south of France to see if they can follow in Bradfords footsteps and record a big win over the newcomers. At all costs we must avoid the fate of Wigan Warriors, the first visitors to Stade Aime Giral in Superleague XI.|
The Rhinos will still be without Mark O'Neill and Gareth Ellis, both recovering from operations and I'd guess that after tweaking a hamstring last weekend, Danny Williams is in the twenty to gain experience. Surprisingly JJB is once again not in the named twenty, and after a great defensive game against St. Helens, I wonder if he has an injury that we don't know about.
Out of the twenty travelling, only nine were in the side that made the unsuccessful trip last season which saw us lose to the Broncos. Those are; Mathers, Walker, Senior, McGuire, Burrow, Bailey, Lauiti'iti, Diskin and Poching. Sinfield didn't play last year as he was coming back from an injury.
The trip is starting to get hyped on the messageboard and I'm really looking forward to getting over there and having a great time.