Rhinos Head Coach Tony Smith will delay naming his side until an hour before kick off on Saturday.
Rhinos Head Coach Tony Smith will delay naming his side until an hour before kick off on Saturday. Matt Adamson and Chris McKenna both missed last weekend's trip to Castleford whilst Rob Burrow went off injured during the game but all three are likely to available for selection on Saturday. Smith has added both Adamson and McKenna to the squad along with young prop Chris Feather. The squad in full is: 1. Gary Connolly 3. Chris McKenna 4. Keith Senior 5. Chev Walker 6. Danny McGuire 7. Rob Burrow 8. Ryan Bailey 9. Matt Diskin 10. Barrie McDermott 11. Dave Furner 12. Matt Adamson 13. Kevin Sinfield (c) 14. Andrew Dunemann 15. Chris Feather 16. Willie Poching 17. Wayne McDonald 18. Mark Calderwood 19. Danny Ward 20. Jamie Jones-Buchanan 22. Marcus Bai â€¢ Leeds have played St Helens in the last five Challenge Cup campaigns, with the Rhinos winning in 1999, 2000 and 2003. â€¢ Rhinos full back Gary Connolly has played in the Challenge Cup in three separate decades for three separate Cups and is taking part in his 16th season in the competition. Don't forget if you want to get the team news first from Knowsley Road sign up for Rhinos Txt and you will have the news sent direct to your mobile. Simply text RHINOS ON to 82540 and to register for daily news, 20 minute updates direct from the stadium and of course team news and post match reaction direct from the ground.
Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott said crucial mistakes had cost his side following their defeat to St Helens. Speaking after the game he said: "We were in command but that was never the game so early. I was never feeling comfortable at 16-0. I'm not sat scratching my head wondering how we lost. We missed too many soft tackles at crucial times and it gave them a bit of momentum. Take away a couple of blunders near our try-line and it's more of a tighter scoreline."
St Helens boss Nathan Brown praised his side's performance after they ended their losing run in Super League with 30-22 victory over the Rhinos. He said: "The first 20 minutes were disappointing and I wasn't sure where we were heading but in the last 60 we did really well. To come from 16-0 down against a good side like Leeds, you've got to credit to the guys."
Rugby League fans will have the chance to see their names in lights at the 2013 Magic Weekend when the big screens and pitchside boards at Etihad Stadium will be harnessed in an interactive social media discussion.