Agar names 21 man squad to face Trinity
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Richard Agar has named his 21 man squad to face Wakefield Trinity in the opening game of the new Betfred Super League season this Saturday at Emerald Headingley, kick off 3pm.
Agar has included all three of his new signings in forwards Zane Tetevano and King Vuniyayawa along with half back Kyle Eastmond. Earlier this week, Agar confirmed that he will wait until the teams last training session before making the final call on his starting line up with skipper Luke Gale and Eastmond both having had limited field time in pre-season.
The Rhinos are without seven players through injury. Jack Walker (foot), Harry Newman (leg), Konrad Hurrell (calf), Ash Handley (knee), Rob Lui (quad), Tom Holroyd (leg) and Callum McLelland (groin) all miss the opening round of the season.
Luke Gale, Alex Mellor, Zane Tetevano, Alex Sutcliffe and Kyle Eastmond could make their first appearances of 2021 having all missed the only pre-season game against Huddersfield Giants.
The squad in full is
2 Tom Briscoe sponsored by Wetherby Whaler
7 Luke Gale (c) sponsored by Vale Services
8 Mikolaj Oledzki sponsored by BadRhino
9 Kruise Leeming sponsored by Fenton Finance
10 Matt Prior sponsored by K-Bins
11 Alex Mellor sponsored by Horbury Dental Laboratories
12 Rhyse Martin sponsored by The Ortus Group
13 Zane Tetevano sponsored by NIC Services Group Ltd
14 Brad Dwyer sponsored by The Artisan Drinks Co
15 Liam Sutcliffe sponsored by Mtech
16 Richie Myler sponsored by Y F Furniture
17 Cameron Smith sponsored by Warners Fish Merchants
19 King Vuniyayawa sponsored by Vale Services
20 Bodene Thompson sponsored by ACS Stainless Steel Fixings
21 Alex Sutcliffe sponsored by Alternative Windows
22 Sam Walters sponsored by Warners Fish Merchants
24 Luke Briscoe sponsored by Roxy Ball Room
25 James Donaldson sponsored by LR Motors (Yorkshire) Limited
26 Jarrod O’Connor sponsored by Leeds Rhinos Supporters Club Kirkstall
27 Jack Broadbent sponsored by Johnstone’s Paint
33 Kyle Eastmond sponsored by ACS Stainless Steel Fixings