Wigan v Leeds Rhinos: Good and bad team news for Rhinos

Mitch Achurch.
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THERE IS good and bad news for Leeds Rhinos ahead of tonight’s Grand Final rematch with Wigan Warriors.

Australian hooker Beau Falloon, who suffered a broken toe in pre-season training, has been named in the initial 19-man squad and could make his competitive debut.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan is set to feature for the first time since July, after recovering from a quad injury, Mitch Achurch is back in contention following illness and Mitch Garbutt will return from a two-game ban.

Ash Handley, who hobbled out of last week’s win over Huddersfield Giants with kneecap damage, is also included, but hamstring victims Joel Moon and Brett Delaney drop out.

Danny McGuire (knee), Tom Briscoe, Carl Ablett and Ashton Golding (ankle) and Stevie Ward (knee) all remain on the casualty list.

Captain Sean O’Loughlin is set to return for Wigan after missing last week’s win at Hull due to injury.

Others in contention for a call-up are Nick Gregson and Joe Bretherton. Full-back Lewis Tierney drops out from last week’s side.