In this weeks edition of Headingley Insight Tony Smith looks ahead to the Rhinos game at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats this Friday, kick off 8pm.
In this weeks edition of Headingley Insight Tony Smith looks ahead to the Rhinos game at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats this Friday, kick off 8pm. HOW TOUGH A CHALLENGE WILL WAKEFIELD BE? They are in a good vein of form at the moment and recorded a big win last week against Castleford. It will be a tough game with them full of confidence and playing at home. They play a good brand of Rugby League with good ball handling skills right across the team particularly in the middle of the field and they can cause dangers whenever they have the ball. Gareth Ellis has been in great form recently for them and he is leading the team from the front, they will be disappointed to have lost the two players through injury but that will give other players the opportunity to come in and impress, which can make them an even more dangerous proposition. DO YOU HAVE ANY INJURY WORRIES? Kevin Sinfield will miss the game with the forearm injury he picked up against Huddersfield. He has tried to get right this week but we have decided not to risk him especially at this time of the year. It is very sore and with other players in the squad fit and ready to come in there is no point in risking the injury. By taking this measure we will be sure that Kevin will be right for the following week and he will return to the side then fully fit. Ryan Bailey and Danny Ward are both fit again after missing out last week so we are in good shape. WHO WILL CAPTAIN THE SIDE IN THE ABSENCE OF SINFIELD? There are a number of candidates within the group but we have decided that Keith Senior will captain the side on Friday night. Keith has got outstanding leadership skills and will have the likes of Dave Furner to call upon on the night. Dave is one of our leaders anyway, even when Kevin is fit, and the captaincy will be a good development for Keith and he certainly has earned the honour to captain Leeds Rhinos.