Danny McGuire will return to the Rhinos side for this Friday's clash with Bradford at Headingley Carnegie, kick off 8pm.
Danny McGuire will return to the Rhinos side for this Friday's clash with Bradford at Headingley Carnegie, kick off 8pm. The Great Britain international missed last Sunday's win at Huddersfield with a rib injury but he has been declared fully fit to return this Friday. Matt Diskin is not fit enough to the return to the side this week as he continues to recover from minor knee surgery and Willie Poching has been ruled out after picking up a knee injury at Galpharm Stadium last Sunday. The Bulls won at Headingley Carnegie in Brian Noble's penultimate game in charge in their last visit thanks to a last gasp try from youngster Brett Ferres. However, at the end of May the Rhinos recorded their first ever clean sheet at Odsal, which was only the second time that Bradford had been nilled in the summer era following on from Saints 35-0 win at Odsal in June 2003. Leeds have only kept Bradford scoreless on six occasions in over 100 years and 275 meetings. Bradford are currently in fourth place in the table, four points behind the Rhinos and four points clear of Salford in fifth place. Ominously though for their rivals, the Bulls are still four points better off than they were this time last year when they embarked on their remarkable twelve game unbeaten run to beat the Rhinos in the Grand Final at Old Trafford. Jamie Peacock will be up against his former club again having made 207 appearances for the Bulls between 1999 and 2005, scoring 42 tries. The 18 man squad in full is: 2. Scott Donald 3. Chev Walker 4. Keith Senior 5. Lee Smith 6. Danny McGuire 7. Rob Burrow 8. Ryan Bailey 10. Jamie Peacock 11. Ali Lauitiiti 12. Gareth Ellis 13. Kevin Sinfield 14. Shane Millard 17. Mark O'Neill 18. Jamie Jones-Buchanan 20. Nick Scruton 21. Carl Ablett 22. Ian Kirke 26. Danny Williams
Following both teams elimination from the Tetley's Challenge Cup last weekend, Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield have agreed to re-arrange the date for their postponed Round Eight Super League clash at the Rapid Solicitor's Stadium which will now be played on Friday 26th July, kick off 8pm.
Rugby League fans will have the opportunity to put questions about the ongoing Policy Review and planned competition restructuring directly to RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood and RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer in a ground-breaking online question and answer session on Friday (May 17).