Leeds Rhinos predicted starting 13 and bench for Boxing Day Festive Challenge v Wakefield Trinity

Leeds Rhinos’new-look squad will get a first run out when Wakefield Trinity visit AMT Headingley on Boxing Day for the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge.

New signings Brodie Croft and Paul Momirovski are in Australia and fellow new signing Kieran Hudson has not yet recovered from an Achilles injury. Harry Newman, Mikolaj Oledzki, Tom Holroyd, James Bentley, Rhyse Martin and James Donaldson are among other players not available.

That will mean some tinkering, particularly in the three-quarters and front-row, but coach Rohan Smith has named a strong 22-man squad which includes off-season additions Lachie Miller, Matt Frawley, Andy Ackers and Mickael Goudemand. Here’s how Rhinos could line up.