Written by Callum Walker
Wednesday 30th September, 18:00, Super League Round 14, Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds, Leeds Rhinos versus Catalans Dragons Match Preview
With a Challenge Cup semi-final on the horizon, Leeds have league business to do first against a Catalans side that have lost their last three games in league and cup. The Dragons’ 30-16 loss to Warrington last weekend saw them slip further off the pace of the top four which includes their opponents Leeds who occupy the last play-off spot.
As many as 15 changes have been made by Leeds boss Richard Agar with only Adam Cuthbertson and Tom Briscoe retaining their place from the 17 that thrashed Hull KR. Eight players who have yet to play for the Rhinos are included with loaned Batley forward James Harrison one of those.
|21 Man Squad|
|Luke Briscoe||Jack Broadbent|
|Adam Cuthbertson||Brad Dwyer|
|Rhys Evans||Brett Ferres|
|Corey Hall||James Harrison|
|Konrad Hurrell||Callum McLelland|
|Muizz Mustapha||Jarrod O’Connor|
|Cameron Smith||Alex Sutcliffe|
|Bodene Thompson||Liam Tindall|
|Jack Walker||Sam Walters|
Coach: Richard Agar
Meanwhile, Catalans boss Steve McNamara has named an unchanged squad.
|21 Man Squad|
|Sam Moa||Jason Baitieri|
|Josh Drinkwater||Julian Bousquet|
|Remi Casty||Alrix Da Costa|
|Israel Folau||Ben Garcia|
|Mickael Goudemand||Benjamin Jullien|
|Sam Kasiano||Samisoni Langi|
|James Maloney||Micky McIlorum|
|Arthur Mourgue||Lambert Belmas|
|Tom Davies||Joel Tomkins|
|Sam Tomkins||Matt Whitley|
Coach: Steve McNamara
Leeds hammered the Dragons 48-8 in August last year, but that was only the Rhinos’ second win in five games against the French side.
Warrington Wolves by 2