Justin Sangare, a substitute in last week’s 54-0 defeat of Huddersfield Giants, is ruled out with a foot injury and coach Rohan Smith has confirmed three-quarter Nene Macdonald (concussion) and prop Tom Holroyd (calf muscle) will both be in the 17 after being crossed off the casualty list.
Loose-forward Cameron Smith is an injury doubt, but his namesake has a strong 17 to select from and here’s how Rhinos could line up.
1. Full-back: Richie Myler
Returned to his squad number position against Giants and was hugely influential in the win. Photo: Bruce Rollinson
2. Wing: David Fusitu'a
Two tries on his return from injury last week and a big impact on the game. Photo: Bruce Rollinson
3. Centre: Nene MacDonald
Missed the Giants game because of concussion, but coach Rohan Smith says he will be in the 17, so it seems likely he will replace rookie Luis Roberts at right-centre. Photo: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com
4. Centre: Rhyse Martin
Had one of his best games at centre last week. Photo: Bruce Rollinson
5. Wing: Ash Handley
Impressed against Giants in his most familiar role. Photo: Bruce Rollinson
6. Stand-off: Blake Austin
His future may be uncertain, but he'll want a big game against his previous club. Photo: Bruce Rollinson