Leeds Rhinos: Walters called up for World Club Challenge trip

Josh Walters on the attack.'Featherstone Rovers v Leeds Rhinos.  Pre-Season Friendly.  Lo Nutrition Stadium.  Post Office Road.'26 January 2018.  Picture Bruce Rollinson
Josh Walters on the attack.'Featherstone Rovers v Leeds Rhinos. Pre-Season Friendly. Lo Nutrition Stadium. Post Office Road.'26 January 2018. Picture Bruce Rollinson
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Leeds Rhinos have confirmed their 19-man squad for next Friday’s World Club Challenge at Melbourne Storm.

The players travelling to Australia are the team who beat Hull KR on Thursday night, minus Anthony Mullally and plus Joel Moon, Ashton Golding and Josh Walters.

Walters - scorer of the deciding try in the 2015 Grand Final - had been due to play against Hunslet in tonight’s Harry Jepson Memorial Trophy tie, but instead was added to the World Club Challenge group after Mullally was forced to withdraw due to a fractured finger suffered against Hull KR.

Joel Moon is in the travelling squad, despite missing the Betfred Super League round two fixture at Elland Road due to a leg injury.

Brett Delaney suffered concussion, but is also making the journey.

Mullally is one of five props unavailable due to injury. Former Melbourne forward Mitch Garbutt has failed to recover from a dead leg sustained in Rhinos’ final pre-season game, at Featherstone Rovers and will stay at home, along with long-term casualty Keith Galloway (Achilles).

Nathaniel Peteru is due to undergo surgery today on the biceps he tore during his debut against Warrington Wolves last week.

Teenage front-rower Mikolaj Oledzki (shoulder) is also on the casualty list.

The other senior player not making the trip is back-rower Brett Ferres (knee)

Walters Leeds’ 19-man squad is: Ashton Golding, Tom Briscoe, Kallum Watkins, Liam Sutcliffe, Ryan Hall, Joel Moon, Richie Myler, Adam Cuthbertson, Matt Parcell, Brad Singleton, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Carl Ablett, Stevie Ward, Brad Dwyer, Brett Delaney, Jimmy Keinhorst, Jack Ormondroyd, Jack Walker, Josh Walters.