RHINOS NAME STRONG SIDE FOR ROVERS TEST

Assistant Coach Willie Poching has named a strong side for this Sunday’s friendly at Chris Moyles Stadium against Featherstone Rovers, kick off 3pm.

Assistant Coach Willie Poching has named a strong side for this Sunday’s friendly at Chris Moyles Stadium against Featherstone Rovers, kick off 3pm. Great Britain internationals Ryan Bailey and Jamie Thackray packed down in the front row alongside Ben Kaye. Loose forward Danny Allan is given the chance to continue his progress, after an impressive performance in the 50-6 win over Hunslet in the Lazenby Cup on New Years Day, whilst Ashley Gibson will continue his rehabilitation from a knee reconstruction. The backline includes only two players who have not had made an appearance in the Rhinos first team whilst Grand Final winners Ian Kirke and Carl Ablett combine in the second row. Rhinos line-up for Sunday is: Jones-Bishop, Hall, Gibson, Ratu, Williams, Tansey, Gale, Bailey, Kaye, Scruton, Thackray, Kirke, Ablett. Subs: Allan, Broughton, Haley, Burgess, Chandler.