Specialist half Jack Sinfield is on England academy duty in France so someone will have to play out of position and the options include full-back Richie Myler, centre/second-row Rhyse Martin, loose-forward Cameron Smith and regular replacement hooker Corey Johnson.
With Leeds having played well in the last couple of games, Smith may want to keep changes to a minimum, especially in the spine. Here’s how Rhinos might line up.
1. Full-back: Richie Myler
He may well be switched into the halves, but Leeds have won their last two games - and looked better-balanced - with Myler in his squad number role of full-back. Photo: Ed Sykes/SWpix.com
2. Wing: David Fusitu'a
Has been very good since he returned from a long injury layoff two weeks ago. Photo: Ed Sykes/SWpix.com
3. Centre: Nene Macdonald
Another player in good form and went well at centre last time out, though where he plays might depend on who's selected at full-back. Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
4. Centre: Rhyse Martin
Has impressed at centre and is likely to stay there during Harry Newman's layoff. Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
5. Wing: Ash Handley
An option at full-back if Richie Myler moves into the halves, but Leeds have been better with him on the left-wing. Photo: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com
6. Stand-off: Corey Johnson
This would be a gamble considering he hasn't started a game this season and had limited time off the bench, but Johnson replaced Blake Austin at the 2022 Magic Weekend, filled in there against St Helens a few weeks ago and his inclusion would mean less tinkering elsewhere. Photo: John Clifton/SWpix.com