Leeds Rhinos v Hull KR: Five talking points ahead of tonight’s Headingley clash

Danny McGuire should return for Leeds Rhinos against Hull KR on Friday night. Picture: Tony Johnson

Danny McGuire should return for Leeds Rhinos against Hull KR on Friday night. Picture: Tony Johnson

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Struggling Super League champions Leeds Rhinos face a crucial game tonight at home to Hull KR.

Rhinos are third from bottom, just one place and a single point ahead of tonight’s visitors.

After successive defeats over Easter, Brian McDermott’s men need to get back to winning ways as they battle to stay in touch with the top-eight.

Here are five talking points ahead of the game ...

1: Danny McGuire is expected to make his first appearance since the round one defeat by Warrington. He will give Leeds a huge boost and better attacking options.

2: Australian prop Keith Galloway has added incentive after being dropped for Monday’s defeat by Wakefield following a slow start to his Leeds career.

3: Rhinos crushed Hull KR in the sides’ previous meeting, at Wembley last August. It will be interesting to measure how things have changed since then.

4: Rhinos were booed at the end of Monday’s home loss to Wakefield. They need to give their fans something to cheer about early in the game.

5: Rovers have an even worse record than Rhinos this year, but the return of Terry Campese and Shaun Lunt will make them dangerous opponents.

Liam Sutcliffe touches down for Leeds Rhinos against Warrington. Picture: Steve Riding.

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