Leeds Rhinos v Wakefield Wildcats: Five talking points ahead of derby day

Jamie Jones-Buchanan on the charge against Castleford.
Jamie Jones-Buchanan on the charge against Castleford.
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Leeds Rhinos face Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in an Easter Monday derby tomorrow.

The teams are ninth and 10th in Super League, but are coming off contrasting results in their opening game of the Easter period. Here’s five talking points ahead of the match.

1: Rhinos are in a run of games against teams around them on the table, so it is an opportunity to build some form and confidence.

2: But with Danny McGuire still missing, the champions need to find an attacking spark from somewhere. They are Super League’s lowest points scorers so far.

3: After being left out of the team for successive games, Mitch Garbutt and Brad Singleton are back in contention. They have a point to prove, if selected.

4: Wakefield will be full of confidence after their 36-22 win over Huddersfield Giants on Good Friday. New boss Chris Chester seems to have them playing with fresh enthusiasm.

5: It will be an emotional occasion as Rhinos pay tribute to legendary club timekeeper Billy Watts, who died on Saturday, aged 92.

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