Agar makes changes ahead of Dacia Magic Weekend

Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Richard Agar has had to make changes to his 21 man squad to face Hull FC this Saturday at the Dacia Magic Weekend with Zane Tetevano suspended and Callum McLelland ruled out through injury.

The game will see Leeds take on the Airlie Birds at St James’ Park in Newcastle in the final game of three on the opening day of the festival of Super League action in the North East.

Alex Sutcliffe returns to the squad after being recalled from his loan deal at Featherstone Rovers and could feature for the first time since Round 4 when he suffered a knee injury at Hull KR.

Corey Hall is also drafted into the squad with Sam Walters, Jarrod O’Connor, Jack Broadbent and Morgan Gannon all back in contention too having missed out on selection at Wakefield on Bank Holiday Monday.

Tom Briscoe needs three tries for 150 Super League tries in his career having made his 350th career appearance in the win at Wigan last Wednesday. He has scored 64 Super League tries for Leeds and scored 83 for Hull FC between 2008 and 2013.

The Dacia Magic Weekend returns at Newcastle’s St James’s Park for 2021, with six matches across Saturday 4th September and Sunday 5th September in an action packed two-days. With the Dacia Magic Weekend coming at the crucial run in to the season this year for the first time, results could play a massive part in the outcome on each team’s season.

The Rhinos close out Saturday’s fixtures against Hull FC, kick off 7.30pm, following Castleford Tigers against Salford Red Devils and St Helens versus Catalans Dragons. 

The next day will see Huddersfield Giants take on Wakefield Trinity, Wigan Warriors face Warrington Wolves and Leigh Centurions round off the weekend against Hull KR.

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Leeds are also without Liam Sutcliffe (knee), Konrad Hurrell (foot), Luke Gale (knee), Jack Walker (foot), Mikolaj Oledzki (toe) and Alex Mellor (knee).

The squad in full is:
2 Tom Briscoe sponsored by Wetherby Whaler
3 Harry Newman sponsored by Warners Fish Merchants
5 Ash Handley sponsored by Roxy Ball Room
6 Rob Lui sponsored by Vale Services
9 Kruise Leeming sponsored by Fenton Finance
10 Matt Prior sponsored by K-Bins
12 Rhyse Martin sponsored by The Ortus Group
14 Brad Dwyer sponsored by The Artisan Drinks Co
16 Richie Myler sponsored by YF Furniture
17 Cameron Smith sponsored by Warners Fish Merchants
18 Tom Holroyd sponsored by West Riding Paper Services
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 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