Latest Leeds Rhinos v Catalans Dragons Super League team news and 21-man squads

Leeds Rhinos’ first choice second-rowers are on the verge of the same milestone.
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James Bentley and Rhyse Martin will make their 150th career appearance when Rhinos square up to Catalans Dragons at AMT Headingley today (Saturday). Leeds-born Bentley has played 41 games for Rhinos, plus 49 for St Helens, seven for Leigh Centurions and 16 with Sheffield Eagles, both on dual-registration, 28 for Bradford Bulls and has been capped eight times by Ireland.

Martin’s tally includes 106 appearances for Rhinos. The Australian-born goal kicker has also played with Canterbury Bulldogs (25 games), Papua New Guinea (17) and Combined Nations All Stars (one).

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James McDonnell has recovered from a hamstring injury and could make his first Leeds Rhinos appearance since Boxing Day when Catalans Dragons visit AMT Headingley today (Saturday). Picture by Steve Riding.James McDonnell has recovered from a hamstring injury and could make his first Leeds Rhinos appearance since Boxing Day when Catalans Dragons visit AMT Headingley today (Saturday). Picture by Steve Riding.
James McDonnell has recovered from a hamstring injury and could make his first Leeds Rhinos appearance since Boxing Day when Catalans Dragons visit AMT Headingley today (Saturday). Picture by Steve Riding.
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Rhinos coach Rohan Smith will make at least two changes following last week’s 22-12 defeat at Hull KR, with substitute props Sam Lisone and James Donaldson both ruled out through suspension. Fellow front-rower Tom Holroyd (knee) and second-row James McDonnell (hamstring) could make their first appearance of the season and full-back Lachie Miller is in contention after missing the game in East Yorkshire because of illness.

Nineteen-year-old centre Ned McCormack has been called up for the first time and is awarded the number 31 jersey. Prop Tom Nicholson-Watton and half-back Jack Sinfield are others in the 21-man squad who have yet to feature this year. Catalans Coach Steve McNamara will select from the 17 who won 34-0 at London Broncos last week, plus Tom Davies, Matthieu Laguerre, Franck Maria and Paul Seguier, who is available after suspension.

Leeds Rhinos: from Miller, Newman, Momirovski, Handley, Croft, Frawley, Ackers, Holroyd, Bentley, Martin, Smith, O'Connor, McDonnell, Sangare, Goudemand, Sinfield, Ruan, Roberts, Edgell, Nicholson-Watton, McCormack.

Catalans Dragons: from Mourgue, Davies, Romano, Laguerre, Yaha, Nikorama, Fages, McMeeken, Busquet, Sims, Seguier, Garcia, Da Costa, Sironen, Navarrete, Satae, Ikuvalu, Dezaria, Johnstone, Abdull, Maria.

Referee: Chris Kendall (Huddersfield). Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm.