Leeds Rhinos: McDermott makes just one change to Rhinos’ Wembley squad

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Challenge Cup winners Leeds Rhinos make just one change to their Wembley-winning 19-man squad.

Wing Ash Handley, who travelled with the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final squad last weekend – as a potential understudy should cup-final record-breaking tryscorer Tom Briscoe have had a mishap in the warm-up – steps aside to give another rising talent, Josh Walters, a taste of the first-team matchday experience.

Rhinos go into tomorrow’s fixture with the reigning Super League champions determined to strengthen their grip on top spot on the Super-8s ladder.

St Helens are desperate to kick-start their own Super-8s campaign after three defeats so far in the mini-competition, as well as wanting to disturb Leeds’ grip on the race for top spot.

Saints also make just the one change to their last losing line-up with seasoned professional Jon Wilkin coming into the equation and Matty Dawson losing out.

Tomorrow’s game – at Headingley Carnegie – is scheduled for the now customary 8pm kick-off.

Leeds Rhinos: from, Hardaker, Briscoe, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Achurch, Cuthbertson, Singleton, Walters, Garbutt.

St Helens: from, Makinson, Turner, Jones, Swift, Burns, Walsh, Masoe, Roby, Amor, Wilkin, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Walmsley, Flanagan, Percival, Thompson, Richards, Greenwood, Savelio, Quinlan.

Referee: James Child.

Kick-off: 8pm.