Danny Ward is set to play his first game as a visitor at Headingley Carnegie after being named in Castleford's 20 man squad for Friday's game.
Danny Ward is set to play his first game as a visitor at Headingley Carnegie after being named in Castleford's 20 man squad for Friday's game. The Dewsbury Moor product made 129 appearances for the Rhinos, scoring ten tries - including a memorable score in the Challenge Cup final against Hull - the side against whom he memorably conjured his sole field goal at the Boulevard in 2001. He missed the meeting between the two sides earlier this season but has since returned from injury and is a mainstay of Terry Matterson's side. Castleford have again included assistant coach Brad Davis, who came out of retirement over the Easter weekend for the defeats against Wakefield and Warrington. Castleford 20-man squad: Platt, Pryce, Shenton, Dyer, Blanch, Kain, Henderson, Nutley, Haughey, Roarty, Huby, Whitaker, Viane, Fa'aoso, Manu, Franze, McGoldrick, Ward, Davis. Referee: R Laughton
Rhinos and England star Jamie Jones-Buchanan has praised the club's faithful supporters for their efforts in helping get the team over the line for victory at Salford. With time running out, Leeds had a goal line drop out and were under pressure but JJB said the roar from the travelling section at the AJ Bell Stadium played a huge part in getting the win.
Leeds Rhinos kept up the pressure on St Helens at the top of the First Utility Super League with a hard earned 22-18 win over Salford Red Devils thanks to tries from Zak Hardaker, Kallum Watkins, Carl Ablett and Stevie Ward.
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott praised the contribution of his senior players after his side produced a massive defensive effort at the end of a dramatic win over Salford Red Devils.
The Rhinos had led 22-12 midway through the second half but Salford rallied in the last 20 minutes and it took a number of last ditch tackles to secure the win.