Leeds Rhinos: Return of suspended Moon shines light on Leeds’ absentees list

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LEEDS RHINOS could have three players back for tonight’s visit of West Yorkshire neighbours Castleford Tigers.

Centre Joel Moon is set to feature after missing the win at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats four days ago due to suspension.

Back-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan, (hamstring), is also included in Rhinos’ 19-man squad, along with prop Kylie Leuluai, who has not played for almost three months after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Full-back Zak Hardaker (ankle) and second-row Brett Delaney (hamstring) will both be missing for the second successive game and winger Tom Briscoe (shoulder) and forward Mitch Achurch (wrist) remain on the long-term casualty list.

Prop Andy Yates drops out from the team which won at Wakefield.

Tigers’ side will be selected from the 17 players who won at Hull KR last Friday, plus hooker Scott Moore (concussion) and ex-Leeds prop Ryan Bailey (calf).

Luke Dorn, Justin Carney, Matt Cook, Lee Jewitt and Frankie Mariano all remain unavailable.

Leeds Rhinos: from Sutcliffe, Handley, Watkins, Moon, R Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Cuthbertson, Aiton, Peacock, S Ward, Ablett, Sinfield, Singleton, Walters, Lilley, Keinhorst, Leuluai, Jones-Buchanan.

Castleford Tigers: from Roberts, Gibson, Webster, Shenton, Solomona, Finn, Gale, Lynch, Milner, Millington, O Holmes, McMeeken, Massey, Boyle, Moors, Tansey, Maher, Moore, Bailey.

Referee: James Child (Batley).