Test pair Chris McKenna and Barrie McDermott are set to return for the Rhinos for the visit of Huddersfield Giants on Friday night at Headingley.
MCKENNA & MCDERMOTT SET TO RETURN FOR RHINOS Test pair Chris McKenna and Barrie McDermott are set to return for the Rhinos for the visit of Huddersfield Giants on Friday night at Headingley. McDermott missed last week's win at Widnes with a knee injury whilst McKenna was 18th man on that occasion but both are likely to feature against the Giants. Teenagers Lee Smith and Scott Murrell both drop out on the initial 20 man squad named earlier in the week but Tony Smith will delay naming his starting line up until the day of the game. The squad in full is: 1. Richard Mathers 2. Mark Calderwood 3. Chev Walker 4. Keith Senior 5. Marcus Bai 7. Rob Burrow 8. Ryan Bailey 10. Barrie McDermott 11. Ali Lauitiiti 12. Chris McKenna 13. Kevin Sinfield (c) 14. Andrew Dunemann 15. Danny Ward 16. Willie Poching 18. Jamie Jones-Buchanan 20. Gareth Ellis 21. Liam Botham 22. Nick Scruton
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott praised his players after they responded to a second half blitz from Catalans Dragons to fightback and secure the win that takes them top of the First Utility Super League.
Rhinos forward Stevie Ward admitted the Rhinos back to back wins over Wigan and Catalans have provided the team with a perfect springboard to go into the two derby games over Easter against Castleford and Wakefield.
Official coach travel for the Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers away match at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle, Castleford on Good Friday (ko 12.45pm) has been discounted to a special price of only £5 as a special Easter Gift from the Super League Title Partners, First Utility, who are rewarding Rugby League fans throughout the 2015 season.