Leeds Rhinos v Wakefield Trinity - squads named for Super League derby

Leeds Rhinos coach Richard Agar has named an unchanged 21-man squad for Thursday's derby clash with Wakefield Trinity at St Helens.

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 2:01 pm

Under Betfred Super League rules, Agar had to confirm a squad for the next game just 14 hours after the final whistle in Rhinos' 28-24 win over Castleford Tigers.

He will select for Rhinos' third game in seven days from the 17 players on duty against Castleford, plus Jack Walker, Luke Briscoe, Alex Sutcliffe and Tom Holroyd.

Wakefield are facing a third game in eight days following last Thursday's victory over Huddersfield Giants and Sunday's win against Hull KR.

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Rhyse Martin, centre, celebrates his try against Castleford with Tom Briscoe, left and Konrad Hurrell. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Tony Gigot and Matty Ashurst were both injured against Rovers and drop out from Chris Chester's initial squad.

Captain Jacob Miller could return from injury, Joe Westerman is available after being rested last Sunday and Jack Croft, Yusuf Adin, Connor Bailey and Innes Senior are also in contention.

The 21-man squads are:

Leeds Rhinos: Jack Walker, Tom Briscoe, Konrad Hurrell, Ash Handley, Rob Lui, Luke Gale, Ava Seumanufagai, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, Alex Mellor, Rhyse Martin, Brad Dwyer, Liam Sutcliffe, Richie Myler, Mikolaj Oledzki, Bodene Thompson, Cameron Smith, Luke Briscoe, James Donaldson, Alex Sutcliffe, Tom Holroyd.

Wakefield Trinity: Tom Johnstone, Bill Tupou, Reece Lyne, Ben Jones-Bishop, Jacob Miller, David Fifita, Kyle Wood, Tinirau Arona, Joe Westerman, James Batchelor, Adam Tangata, Jordan Crowther, Max Jowitt,, Jack Croft, Brad Walker, Ryan Hampshire, Yusuf Aydin, Connor Bailey, Kelepi Tanginoa, Innes Senior, Eddie Battye.

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