TONIGHT’S DERBY at Cas could be a rare case of Leeds Rhinos facing a team with more injury problems than them.
Danny McGuire, Tom Briscoe and Jimmy Keinhorst are all set to return for the visitors and Ryan Hall and Brett Delaney are included in Leeds’ initial 19-man squad, despite being hurt against St Helens.
McGuire suffered a knee injury in the First Utility Super League round-one loss to Warrington and was due to return last Friday, but withdrew after suffering a calf strain in training. Briscoe has not played since suffering ankle damage in Rhinos’ second game of the year, at Widnes Vikings.
Keinhorst could return from a calf problem, but there is no place for Brad Singleton and Mitch Garbutt for the second successive game and Jordan Lilley will miss out for the first time this year. Hall is rated as a major doubt due to an ankle problem, but Delaney could retain his place if he passes a head test. Stevie Ward and Ashton Golding are still out.
Tigers are definitely without Luke Dorn (hamstring), Michael Shenton (knee), Oliver Holmes (knee), Junior Moors (hand) and Frankie Mariano (knee), plus the suspended Matt Cook.
Ben Roberts could return after missing two games due to a foot injury and Ryan Boyle, Lee Jewitt and Greg Minikin are all hoping for a call into the 17.