Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC: Milestone moments in store at Headingley

Danny McGuire.
Danny McGuire.
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TONIGHT’S BETFRED Super League semi-final will be Danny McGuire’s 450th career appearance, as well as his last at Headingley as a Leeds Rhinos player.

The Leeds captain, who will join Hull KR next year, has played 422 games for Rhinos since 2001.

His tally also includes 12 Tests for Great Britain, seven appearances with England, six for England ‘A’ and two with England under-21s.

Rob Burrow is set to make his final appearance at Headingley before retiring at the end of the season and Carl Ablett is one game away from 300 for Rhinos.

Stevie Ward and Brad Singleton could return after being rested for last Friday’s win at Huddersfield Giants.

Brett Ferres, who missed that game due to an ongoing knee problem, is included in the initial 19-man squad, along with Jack Walker.

Brett Delaney has not recovered from a hamstring injury suffered against Huddersfield and Jack Ormondroyd also drops out.

Delaney and Keith Galloway (Achilles) are the senior players on Rhinos’ casualty list.

Hull’s side will be selected from the 17 who won at Castleford Tigers a week ago, to seal third place on the table, plus Josh Griffin and Jordan Thompson.

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

Hull: from Shaul, Fonua, Tuimavave, Griffin, Talanoa, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Watts, Minichiello, Ellis, Connor, Green, Thompson, Washbrook, Manu, Bowden, Fash.

Referee: Phil Bentham (Warrington).

Kick-off: Tonight, 7.45pm.