Leeds Rhinos: McDermott and counterpart Powell face selection headaches

Rob Mulhern
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BOTH COACHES will select from close to full-strength when Leeds Rhinos play host to Castleford Tigers tonight.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan (calf), Kylie Leuluai (calf) and Ian Kirke (concussion) are back in Rhinos’ initial 19 after injury and Zak Hardaker is available following his five-game ban. Stevie Ward and Rob Mulhern, pictured, drop out from the team which beat Hull KR last week. Tigers could be unchanged from their win over Huddersfield, but Luke Dorn (dropped) and Weller Hauraki (rested) come into contention.

Leeds Rhinos: from Hardaker, T Briscoe, Watkins, Moon, Hall, Sinfield, McGuire, Delaney, Aiton, Peacock, Ablett, Walters, Sutcliffe, Burrow, Achurch, Leuluai, Jones-Buchanan, Kirke, Jones-Bishop.

Castlford Tigers: from Sneyd, Dixon, Webster, Shenton, Carney, Ellis, Finn, Lynch, Clark, Huby, Holmes, Mariano, Millington, Milner, Massey, Wheeldon, Jewitt, Dorn, Hauraki.

Referee: Ben Thaler (Wakefield).

Castleford Tigers forward Mike McMeeken. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

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