Leeds Rhinos: Airlie Birds forced to make change for cup quarter-final clash

Marc Sneyd
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HULL WILL make at least two changes for tonight’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final showdown with Leeds Rhinos at KC Stadium.

Marc Sneyd is suspended following a dangerous tackle on Danny McGuire in the Super League encounter at Headingley five days ago and Curtis Naughton has been dropped.

His place is likely to be taken by recalled winger Tom Lineham and Kirk Yeaman is also back in contention, along with Jordan Rankin and Joe Westerman, who were in last week’s 19, but did not make the team.

Rhinos coach Brian McDermott will select from the 17 on duty last week, plus Brett Delaney – missing for the last three games through injury – and Rob Burrow, rested for the league clash.

Danny McGuire (ankle), Liam Sutcliffe (knee) and Adam Cuthbertson (calf) are all in Rhinos’ squad, despite being substituted on Sunday because of injury.

Hull: from Abdull, Bowden, Ellis, Houghton, Lineham, Michaels, Minichiello, Paea, Paleaaesina, Pryce, Rankin, Sa, Shaul, Talanoa, Thompson, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Leeds Rhinos: from Hardaker, Handley, Watkins, Moon, Hall, Sutcliffe, McGuire, Leuluai, Aiton, Singleton, Keinhorst, S Ward, Ablett, Sinfield, Walters, Cuthbertson, Peacock, Burrow, Delaney.

Referee: James Child (Batley).

Kick-off: Tonight, 8pm.