Leeds Rhinos: Wolves’ Sandow ready to shine

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FORMER NRL star Chris Sandow will be the big attraction at Headingley tonight.

Sandow joined Warrington Wolves from Parramatta Eels just ahead of the transfer deadline and is set to make his debut against Leeds Rhinos after completing a two-game ban.

The Aussie half-back was at Headingley last Saturday, watching from the stands as his new teammates lost 26-18 to Hull KR in a Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final.

Winger Gene Ormsby misses out after suffering a broken jaw in the semi-final and Ryan Atkins (dead leg) and Ben Harrison (concussion) are also casualties from last weekend.

Kevin Penny, Rhys Evans, George King and Toby King are all in contention for a call-up.

Rhinos will be without forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan, who suffered a season ending quad injury in the 24-14 Cup semi-final win over St Helens a week ago.

Front-rower Brad Singleton, who was dropped last week, is included in Leeds’ initial 19, with forward Josh Walters and winger Ash Handley also being added to the side on duty seven days ago.

Rhinos are still without back-rowers Stevie Ward (ankle) and Mitch Achurch (wrist) due to injury.

The other player on their casualty list is stand-off Liam Sutcliffe, who has undergone knee surgery and will not play again this year.