Leeds Rhinos: Three return for the Rhinos

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Leeds Rhinos are boosted by the return of experienced second-rows Carl Ablett and Brett Delaney plus full-back Ashton Golding from injury for tomorrow’s home match with Widnes Vikings.

England international Ablett, 30, has not played since the loss at St Helens on April 22.

He will bolster their ranks although it is unlikely Australian Delaney will play as he battles a groin injury even though he is named in the 19-man squad.

There is no hooker Beau Falloon so Rob Burrow could start at dummy-half with Liam Sutcliffe reverting to the halves from full-back, making room for Golding.

But boss Brian McDermott could run with just one half – Danny McGuire – with an extra forward alongside him and retain Sutcliffe at the back.

Ryan Hall will come off the bench for his more customary start on the wing as a replacement for Zak Hardaker who has moved to Penrith Panthers since Leeds’ last game.

Rhinos remain without Stevie Ward and Tom Briscoe, although the latter could return at former club Hull FC on Friday.

Stefan Marsh returns for Widnes in what could be the only change to the side Denis Betts named for their cup loss at Warrington.

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