Lee Smith and Carl Ablett are both missing for the Rhinos after picking up knocks in the game at the KC Stadium on Monday afternoon. Ben Jones-Bishop is drafted in for this first call up to the squad, not long after becoming full time. Kylie Leuluai is also in line to return after his knock against Bradford after passing the necessary Cog test to allow him to return to action.|
St Helens meanwhile will be kept waiting on the availability of Jon Wilkin after he was called before the judiciary on a Grade C kick/trip charge that carries a maximum penalty of a 4 match suspension. Saints will be without long term injury victim Nick Fozzard, Paul Sculthorpe will also miss with injury and with the possible absence of Wilkin it could heap a lot of pressure onto Pryce and Long. Jason Cayless is named in the squad and is line to make his first appearance of the season after surgery in the off season.
The squads announced today are:
Leeds Rhinos: Webb, Donald, Senior, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Diskin, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ellis, Sinfield, Lauitiiti, Bailey, Scruton, Tansey, Hall, Burgess, Worrall, Jones-Bishop.
St Helens: Wellens, Gardner, Gidley, Talau, Meli, Pryce, Long, Cayless, Gilmour, Wilkin, Roby, Bennett, Flannery, Graham, Hargreaves, Clough, Fa'asavalu, Eastmond, Frodsham.
Referee: Ashley Klein
Video Referee: Phil Bentham
A full preview of the game will appear on Friday.
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