Leeds Rhinos v Wigan: Pack man a big boost for Wigan

Frank-Paul Nuuausala.
Frank-Paul Nuuausala.
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WIGAN WARRIORS are set to hand new signing Frank-Paul Nuuausala his debut at Headingley tonight despite only arriving in the UK on Monday.

The ex-Kiwi prop, 29, played more than 150 games for Sydney Roosters, winning the 2013 NRL Grand Final with them before spending the next part of his career with Canberra Raiders.

Former England front-row Lee Mossop is also available after serving a one-game ban but Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin, of course, sits out this match due to his own suspension. Macauley Davies also drops out of the visitors’ 19-man squad.

Leeds Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe is set to make his first appearance since Easter Monday. He has made just four appearances so far this season due ankle and shoulder injuries but is now ready to return.

Captain Danny McGuire and England second-row Brett Ferres are still both sidelined by foot injuries but teenage full-back Ashton Golding returns to the 19-man squad having performed well for Featherstone Rovers last week.

Ex-Penrith Pathers hooker James Segeyaro makes his home debut for the Rhinos following an impressive bow in the win at Hull.

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