Leeds Rhinos: Five talking points ahead of kick-off

Mitch Achurch scores for Rhinos.
Mitch Achurch scores for Rhinos.
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Leeds Rhinos will aim to get their season back on track when they visit Salford Red Devils.

Leeds have won only two of their opening nine games and defeat would leave them further behind in the race for the top-eight.

Here’s five talking points ahead of the game.

1: If Leeds lose it will equal their start to the disastrous 1996 campaign when they were beaten in eight of their opening 10 Super League matches.

2: Salford is a happy hunting ground for Rhinos, who have not lost there in any competition since November, 1993.

3: Injuries are showing no sign of clearing up. Rhinos are likely to be without nine senior players this evening.

4: That could mean a deserved first game of the season for the 2015 Championship young player of the year Jordan Baldwinson.

5: St Helens’ victory at Warrington on Friday proved under-strength teams can upset the odds. Rhinos need to show similar spirit.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan.

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