LEEDS RHINOS will be close to full strength for tonight’s visit of Salford Red Devils in the First Utility Qualifiers.
Captain Danny McGuire (foot) is the only player on Rhinos’ casualty list. Anthony Mullally drops out from the team which beat London Broncos 13 days ago, Rob Burrow is back in contention following a calf problem. Brad Singleton could also return and Ashton Golding and Stevie Ward, who were the unused squad members last time out, retain their place in the initial 19.
Ward is set to be among the substitutes for his first game since suffering a knee injury against Huddersfield on September 25 last year.
Salford coach Ian Watson will make changes to the team beaten by Hull KR two weeks ago. Niall Evalds, Jordan Walne, Olsi Krasniqi, Ryan Lannon and Daniel Vidot are all vying for a recall, with Greg Johnson, Mason Caton-Brown and Feleti Mateo dropping out.
Leeds Rhinos: from T Briscoe, Watkins, Moon, Hall, Burrow, Galloway, Cuthbertson, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Ward, Sutcliffe, Singleton, Garbutt, Keinhorst, Achurch, Golding, Lilley, Ferres, Segeyaro.
Salford Red Devils: from Burgess, Dobson, Evalds, Flanagan, G Griffin, J Griffin, Hauraki, J Walne, Jones, Kenny, Kopczak, Krasniqi, Lannon, Lui, Murdoch-Masila, O’Brien, Sau, Tomkins, Vidot.
Referee: Ben Thaler (Wakefield).