Leeds Rhinos: Waiting game for Wembley trio

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LEEDS RHINOS’ initial squad for tonight’s visit of St Helens includes the 17 players who won the Challenge Cup last weekend, plus Josh Walters and Jimmy Keinhorst.

Rhinos have injury doubts over full-back Zak Hardaker (badly gashed leg), centre Kallum Watkins (ankle) and Rob Burrow, who came off the bench at Wembley as replacement hooker and strained a leg muscle scoring a second-half try.

Hardaker is two tries away from a career century, with Watkins just one short of the same milestone.

Saints are set to include Jon Wilkin after injury. Mark Flanagan is also vying for a recall and is added to the 17 players beaten by Huddersfield Giants two weeks ago. Saints’ Wilkin and Jordan Turner are both on 99 career tries.

Rhinos under-19s are in action tomorrow against Wigan at Stanningley (noon).

Leeds Rhinos: from Hardaker, Briscoe, Watkins, Moon, Hall, Sinfield, McGuire, Garbutt, Cuthbertson, Peacock, S Ward, Ablett, Delaney, Burrow, Leuluai, Achurch, Singleton, Keinhorst, Walters.

St Helens: from Makinson, Turner, Jones, Swift, Burns, Walsh, Masoe, Roby, Amor, Wilkin, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Walmsley, Flanagan, Percival, Thompson, Richards, Greenwood, Savelio, Quinlan.

Referee: James Child (Batley). Kick-off: Tonight, 8pm.

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