Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC: Full-back Golding back in contention

Ashton Golding
Ashton Golding

Coach Brian McDermott has made just one change to Leeds Rhinos’ initial 19-man squad for Thursday’s visit of Hull.

Full-back Ashton Golding, who was dropped for the win over St Helens two weeks ago, is back in contention.

Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott

He takes the place of half-back Jordan Lilley, who did not feature against Saints and is left out of this week’s 19.

Prop Mitch Garbutt, who was the other unused player, retains his place in the squad.

Hull could field up to 14 of the team who beat Wigan Warriors to retain the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at Wembley last Saturday.

Centre Josh Griffin, prop Liam Watts and second-row Mark Minichiello will be rested, with Steve Michaels, Jordan Thompson, Jansin Turgut, Jack Downs and Brad Fash all vying for a call-up.

Jordan Lilley

Jordan Lilley

Rhinos’ 19-man squad is: Ashton Golding, Tom Briscoe, Kallum Watkins, Joel Moon, Ryan Hall, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow, Matt Parcell, Adam Cuthbertson, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Carl Ablett, Stevie Ward, Liam Sutcliffe, Brett Delaney, Brad Singleton, Mitch Garbutt, Jimmy Keinhorst, Anthony Mullally, Jack Walker.

Hull’s 19-man squad is: Jamie Shaul, Mahe Fonua, Carlos Tuimavave, Fetuli Talanoa, Albert Kelly, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Gareth Ellis, Jake Connor, Chris Green, Jordan Thompson, Danny Washbrook, Steve Michaels, Sika Manu, Josh Bowden, Jansin Turgut, Jack Downs, Brad Fash.

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