St Helens v Leeds Rhinos - Kyle Eastmond left out again as squads are named for Challenge Cup tie

Kyle Eastmond's wait for his Leeds Rhinos debut will continue after he was left out of the 21-man squad for Saturday's Betfred Challenge Cup tie at his former club St Helens.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:52 pm
Morgan Gannon. Picture by Allan McKenzie/

Eastmond signed for Leeds at the start of March, but was not selected for their pre-season game or opening two Betfred Super League fixtures.

Teenager Morgan Gannon has been included in Rhinos' initial squad and fellow forwards Sam Walters, Jarrod O'Connor and King Vuniyayawa are also added to the 17 on duty in last week's loss to Castleford Tigers.

Leeds Rhinos' initial 21 is: Tom Briscoe, Luke Gale, Mikolaj Oledzki, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, Alex Mellor, Rhyse Martin, Zane Tetevano, Brad Dwyer, Liam Sutcliffe, Cameron Smith, King Vuniyayawa, Bodene Thompson, Alex Sutcliffe, Sam Walters, Luke Briscoe, James Donaldson, Jarrod O'Connor, Jack Broadbent, Corey Hall, Morgan Gannon.

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St Helens' squad is: Lachlan Coote, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Matty Lees, Joel Thompson, James Bentley, Sione Mata’utia, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Kyle Amor, Agnatius Paasi, Jack Welsby, Joe Batchelor, Lewis Dodd, Josh Simm, Jake Wingfield.

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