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Leeds v Hull FC

03 Feb 20 0 Comments

Written by Callum Walker

The last fixture of round one sees Leeds host Hull FC straight after Toronto do battle against Castleford.

Leeds have looked impressive in pre-season with new halfback Luke Gale, hooker Kruise Leeming and second-rower Alex Mellor all settling in perfectly well. If the Rhinos can keep Gale fit for most of the season, then a charge up the table is likely.

The retiring Carl Ablett and Jamie Jones-Buchanan will leave big gaps, but head coach Richard Agar turned things around towards the back end of 2019 without the duo for most of those games.

Meanwhile, Hull have recruited big in an attempt to win silverware once more after a barren 2019. Fans’ favourite Mahe Fonua rejoins the Airlie Birds whilst South Sea Islanders Ligi Sao and Manu Ma’u and the unsung hero Josh Jones add bulk and power to an already huge FC squad.

Though Hull have beaten Leeds in their last three outings, the Airlie Birds have won just once away at Headingley in their last 14 fixtures and if Gale is fit and on-form, his partnership with Robert Lui could be too much for an FC side that just never seems to live up to expectations.

Leeds v Hull FC
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Leeds for the win.

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