The Rhinos will field the team that could well take the field at the Willows in two weeks time for the engage Super League XII opener. As already mentioned Brent Webb will start at full back and the players involved in the Gilette Tri-Nations also get what will probably be their only run out before the season starts. |
Jamie Thackray is left out of the 18 names while he continues to overcome his poor early season form, but despite losing his tip 13 squad number Ali Lauitiiti starts in the second row. Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow start at halfback and SouthStander.com sponsored Ashley Gibson gets the nod on the wing.
The Rhinos line up is Webb, Gibson, Toopi, Senior, Donald, McGuire, Burrow, Bailey, Diskin, Peacock, Lauitiiti, Ellis, Sinfield. Interchange Jones-Buchanan, Scruton, Leuluai, Smith, Tansey
Huddersfield are only just over a week away from starting their campaign when the open engage Super League XII with at Round 3 clash against Champions St Helens at the Galpharm Stadium. They were 24-22 victors over Wigan last weekend and have recruited well in the off season. Shane Elford, John Skandalis and Jamahl Lolesi have arrived from the Wests Tigers plus Ryan Hudson is back in the game after completing a two year ban.
Huddersfield squad is Reilly, Lolesi, Brown, Elford, Thorman, Paul, Crabtree, Skandalis, Nero, Raleigh, Wild, Jones, Jackson, Mason, Griffin, Hudson, Snitch, Gardner, Hemingway, Cudjoe
Admission for the game tonight is available by cash on the turnstiles in all areas of the ground. Prices are £10/£5 for standing areas and the seats are £15/£10.