Gale back to lead Rhinos

Luke Gale

Leeds Rhinos welcome back captain Luke Gale for this Friday’s clash with Wakefield Trinity at Emerald Headingley in the Betfred Super League, kick off 7.45pm.

Gale has missed four games after suffering a broken bone in his thumb but will be back to face Wakefield on Friday.

Rhinos forward Alex Mellor could make his 150th career appearance. The second rower has made 19 appearances in two seasons at Emerald Headingley having played 79 games for Huddersfield Giants between 2017 and 2019. He started his career at Bradford Bulls making 51 appearances between 2013 and 2016.

England squad member Mikolaj Oledzki is set to make his 100th career appearance. As well as his two appearances for the England Knights, he has played 72 games so far for Leeds after loan spells at Featherstone, five games, and Bradford Bulls, 20 games.

It is the second meeting between the side’s this season with the Rhinos having won 28-22 on the opening weekend of the season.

Richard Agar is still without Jack Walker (foot) and Callum McLelland (groin) both after surgery, Harry Newman (leg break) and Cameron Smith (hamstring) both suffered in matches plus Rob Lui (quad) and Tom Holroyd (leg fracture) which occurred in training. Loose forward Zane Tetevano and full back Richie Myler will complete their four and two game suspensions this weekend.

Super League and Sky Sports have announced that Leeds Rhinos clash with Wakefield Trinity next Friday at Emerald Headingley will be televised live on Sky Sports but also for free for all to watch on the broadcasters YouTube channel.

The game will be live from 7.45pm next Friday, 14th May, from Emerald Headingley Stadium on Sky Sports Arena but for the first time on YouTube.

The squad in full is

2 Tom Briscoe sponsored by Wetherby Whaler 

4 Konrad Hurrell sponsored by Berrys 

5  Ash Handley sponsored by Roxy Ballroom 

7 Luke Gale 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

14 Brad Dwyer sponsored by The Artisan Drinks Co

15 Liam Sutcliffe sponsored by Mtech 

19 King Vuniyayawa sponsored by Vale Services 

20 Bodene Thompson sponsored by ACS Stainless Steel Fixings 

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 Sano Physiotherapy

27 Jack Broadbent sponsored by Johnstone’s Paint

28 Corey Hall sponsored by Lost Rockstar Clothing 

31 Morgan Gannon sponsored by Simon Baynes

33 Kyle Eastmond sponsored by ACS Stainless Steel Fixings