Jones-Buchanan and Ablett included in Rhinos squad to face Broncos

The long serving pair of Carl Ablett and Jamie Jones-Buchanan could make their first appearances of the season when Leeds Rhinos welcome London Broncos to Emerald Headingley on Friday night, kick off 7.45pm.

Ablett was set to return last week at Hull FC before an ankle injury forced him to be ruled out after the warm up. However, he could now feature with Jones-Buchanan, who has been sidelined by a back injury since the start of the season. Both are the only players at the Rhinos who played alongside current Broncos Head Coach Danny Ward during his time at the club. Ablett made his debut against London back in 2004 at Griffin Park off the bench with Ward and also made five appearances on loan at the Broncos the following season.

The squad in full is:

1. Jack Walker
2. Tom Briscoe
4. Konrad Hurrell
5. Ash Handley
6. Tui Lolohea
7. Richie Myler
8. Adam Cuthbertson
9. Matt Parcell
11. Trent Merrin
12. Carl Ablett
14. Brad Dwyer
15. Liam Sutcliffe
16. Brett Ferres (c)
18. Nathaniel Peteru
19. Mikolaj Oledzki
20. Jamie Jones-Buchanan
25. James Donaldson
29. Harry Newman
32. Tom Holroyd