Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC: Latest team news

Mitch Garbutt.
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LEEDS RHINOS will be one win away from Old Trafford if they beat Hull FC at Headingley tomorrow.

Victory would secure a place in the play-offs and edge Rhinos closer to second spot in the Betfred Super-8s and a home semi-final.

Ashton Golding.

Ashton Golding.

Coach Brian McDermott will select from the 17 names on the teamsheet against St Helens two weeks ago, plus full-back Ashton Golding and prop Mitch Garbutt.

Front-rower Keith Galloway (Achilles) and second-rower Brett Ferres (knee) remain on Rhinos’ injury list.

Hull coach Lee Radford will rest centre Josh Griffin, prop Liam Watts and second-row Mark Minichiello from the team which won the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at Wembley four days ago.

Back Steve Michaels and second-rower Jordan Thompson, who were named in Hull’s initial 19-man Cup final squad, but did not make the matchday side, are likely to come into the 17.

Jordan Thompson.

Jordan Thompson.

Forwards Jansin Turgut, Jack Downs and Brad Fash have all beeen drafted into Hull’s squad.

Tomorrow will be the sides’ fourth meeting of the season – so far.

Leeds won 52-24 at KC Stadium on Good Friday and completed a Super League double with a 10-7 home success on July 14, but Hull were 43-24 victors in a Challenge Cup semi-final 15 days later.

That was their first win over Leeds in nine meetings.

Leeds Rhinos: from Golding, Briscoe, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Parcell, Cuthbertson, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Ward, Sutcliffe, Delaney, Singleton, Garbutt, Keinhorst, Mullally, Walker.

Hull: from Shaul, Fonua, Tuimavave, Talanoa, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Ellis, Connor, Green, Thompson, Washbrook, Michaels, Manu, Bowden, Turgut, Downs, Fash.

Referee: James Child (Batley).

Kick-off: Tomorrow, 8pm.

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