Hurrell and Lolohea set for Boxing Day debuts

New signing for Rhinos Konrad Hurrell

Leeds Rhinos fans will get a first chance to see new signings Konrad Hurrell and Tui Lolohea in action on Boxing Day when Leeds take on Wakefield Trinity at Emerald Headingley Stadium, kick off 11.30am in the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge.

The Tongan internationals have been named in Dave Furner’s initial 21-man squad for Boxing Day with the final line up set to be announced on Sunday afternoon following the final team run. The Rhinos third new signing, Trent Merrin, is not included for Boxing Day after suffering a slight hip injury that Furner has opted not to aggravate by selecting the Australian Test forward.

Leeds are without skipper Kallum Watkins as he begins final preparations for his return to action following an ACL injury last season whilst prop Brad Singleton is suspended. Brett Ferres and Dom Crosby are also both not available as they recover from post-season operations.

England international Richie Myler, the Rhinos Player of the Year in 2018, will captain the side whilst all four of the Rhinos England Knights players who toured Papua New Guinea are also named in the squad in Liam Sutcliffe, Ash Handley, Mikolaj Oledzki and Jack Walker.

Former Hull KR and Bradford player James Donaldson has been included in the squad as he continues his trial period at the Rhinos.

Book Your Place In The South Stand

Please note that there will be NO cash turnstiles on the South Stand on match day, so we urge you to book tickets in advance to secure your place in the South Stand on Boxing Day.

If you would like a souvenir ticket please book tickets in advance and where possible arrange to collect your tickets before match day, to help congestion and ease the queue on match day. Click here for our Christmas opening hours.

You can also choose to print your tickets at home if you buy online, and therefore avoid the collections queue altogether on match day, however please note the print at home ticket option is not a souvenir ticket.

Cash turnstiles will be available on St Michael’s Lane and Kirkstall Lane on match Day for entry to the Extentia Terrace (formerly Carnegie Terrace) or West Terrace only. The South Stand turnstiles will be open for South Stand match ticket holders only.

Buy In Advance To Guarantee Your Spot

Match tickets are priced £18 for adults and £13 for concessions* in all standing terraces including the South Stand. Seated tickets are £25 for adults and £18 for concessions* for a seat in the South Stand or Extentia Stand (formerly Carnegie Stand).
Remember, if you’re a Season or Supporter Member you get a £3 discount on these prices if you book in advance (discount is not valid on match day).

Tickets for all juniors (16 & under) are amazing value at just £5 for standing terraces and £10 for seated areas.
Buy your tickets online at, call the Ticket Office on 0371 423 1315 or buy in person at the Club Shop at Emerald Headingley Stadium.
*Concessions = seniors 65 & over, students, disabled & under 21s

The squad in full is:

1. Jack Walker
2. Tom Briscoe
4. Konrad Hurrell
5. Ash Handley
6. Tui Lolohea
7. Richie Myler (C)
8. Adam Cuthbertson
9. Matt Parcell
12. Dan Waite-Pullan
13. Stevie Ward
14. Brad Dwyer
15. Liam Sutcliffe
17. Anthony Mullally
18. Nathaniel Peteru
19. Mikolaj Oledzki
20. Jamie Jones-Buchanan
21. Ashton Golding
22. Cameron Smith
23. James Donaldson
24. Luke Briscoe
30. Alex Sutcliffe