Leeds Rhinos: Sutcliffe suspended but key duo return

Leeds' Liam Sutcliffe loses his ever-present record and sits out the Grand Final re-match with Wigan because of a suspension.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 11:11 pm
Brett Delaney.

The stand-off submitted an early-guilty plea to a grade B offence of a dangerous throw on Castleford centre Ben Crooks during his side’s 52-12 home defeat by the Tigers.

Rhinos are still missing Carl Ablett, Ryan Hall, Tom Briscoe, Joel Moon and Stevie Ward to injuries.

However, second-row Brett Delaney (hamstring) and hooker Beau Falloon (back) are readied to return from injuries suffered at St Helens four weeks ago.

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Wales prop Ben Flower looks set to feature for only the second time since Wigan’s Good Friday derby win over St Helens after overcoming a hamstring injury.

He replaces Tony Clubb (neck) while in-form centre Anthony Gelling, a late withdrawal last week with a chest injury, misses out with Greg Burke added to the 19-man squad.

Leeds Rhinos from: Hardaker, Watkins, McGuire, Burro, Galloway, Falloon, Cuthbertson, Jones-Buchanan, Delaney, Singleton, Garbutt, Keinhorst, Achurch, Mullally, Walters, Handley, Golding, Lilley, Ferres.

Wigan Warriors from: Bateman, Burke, Charnley, Crosby, Flower, Gildart, Isa, Manfredi, Mossop, O’Loughlin, Powell, Sarginson, Smith, Sutton, Tautai, Tierney, J Tomkins, S Tomkins, Williams.