Looking ahead to the game, Leeds Carnegie Chairman Sir Ian McGeechan said, "It is great that the Rhinos guys are coming down to give the team their support. As a lifelong Leeds RL fan myself, I grew up watching the sport and my childhood hero was Lewis Jones. One of the great benefits of being back at Leeds is being able to watch the Rhinos train and play and I have enjoyed working with Brian McDermott and James Lowes this year. We have got a big task on our hands to overturn the odds and win the title and promotion from fourth spot but if any team can show us how to do that, it is the Rhinos!"
Former Leeds Rhinos Academy player David Doherty is the leading try scorer for Leeds Carnegie this season whilst former Castleford winger Josh Griffin has settled into life at Headingley Carnegie well with a try in each of the last three games to help cement the play off spot.