Wakefield Trinity v Leeds Rhinos: Latest team news

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LEEDS RHINOS could field their top 13 for the first time this season when they visit Wakefield Trinity this evening.

With Ashton Golding (hamstring) and Stevie Ward (suspension) both back in contention, players with squad numbers one to 13 are all included in Rhinos’ initial 19-man squad.

That leaves only Jimmy Keinhorst (hand) and Brett Delaney (both knees) on the casualty list.

Rob Burrow suffered a shoulder problem in the win over Leigh a week ago, but has been named in today’s squad.

Wakefield are without captain Danny Kirmond for a second successive game due to a damaged knee.

Tom Johnstone, Jacob Miller, Tinirau Arona and Jon Molloy all remain on the sidelines, but Mitch Allgood is set to make his comeback from a broken arm and Dean Hadley has been named in the initial 19 after recovering from a fractured cheekbone.

Scott Grix and Bill Tupou – who were rested for last weekend’s win at Salford, are in contention – with Ashley Gibson and Reece Lyne dropping out.

Wakefield Trinity: from Allgood, Annakin, Arundel, Ashurst, Batchelor, Caton-Brown, England, Fifita, Finn, Grix, Hadley, Hirst, Huby, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, Sio, Tupou, Williams, Wood.

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

Referee: Phil Bentham (Warrington).

Kick-off: Today, 7pm.