Tony Smith has named his 20 man squad for this Friday's clash with Catalans Dragons at Headingley Carnegie, kick off 8pm, which includes Ali Lauitiiti.
Tony Smith has named his 20 man squad for this Friday's clash with Catalans Dragons at Headingley Carnegie, kick off 8pm, which includes Ali Lauitiiti. The New Zealand international has missed the last two games since suffering a medial ligament strain in the defeat to Wigan over Easter however the injury has responded well to treatment and as a precaution he has been named in the 20 man squad to give him as much time as possible to be declared fit to return. The Rhinos lost 30-22 when the two sides met in Perpignan back in February having defeated the Dragons on their first visit to Headingley Carnegie last September, 60-12. The squad in full is: 1. Brent Webb 2. Scott Donald 3. Clinton Toopi 4. Keith Senior 5. Lee Smith 6. Danny McGuire 7. Rob Burrow 8. Kylie Leuluai 9. Matt Diskin 10. Jamie Peacock 11. Jamie Jones-Buchanan 12. Gareth Ellis 13. Kevin Sinfield (C) 14. Ali Lauitiiti 15. Jamie Thackray 16. Ryan Bailey 18. Ian Kirke 20. Ashley Gibson 22. Carl Ablett 23. Jordan Tansey
Leeds Rhinos have had mixed news on the injury front with both Kallum Watkins and Kevin Sinfield hopefully able to return ahead of schedule but young prop Brad Singleton is battling to recover from a dead leg ahead of Sunday's trip to the Giants.
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Former Leeds Rhinos stars Scott Donald and Robbie Mears could be back at Headingley Carnegie this July after being named in the Australian Police squad to travel to the UK for the Rugby League Festival of World Cups.
Fresh from leading Stanningley U16s to national title glory last weekend, Leeds Rhinos Academy coach Mark Lilley will this weekend swap the rugby ball for the saddle as he takes part in a fundraising effort for Joining Jack.