THE SCENE

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus.

Date: 12/09/15.

Time: 17:00pm.

Coverage: Sky Sports 5.

THE SQUADS

Catalans Dragons: Morgan Escaré, Todd Carney, Scott Dureau, Olivier Elima, Ian Henderson, Zeb Taia, Greg Mounis, Thomas Bosc, Jeff Lima, Eloi Pelissier, Elliott Whitehead, Ben Garcia, Julian Bousquet, Antoni Maria, Jason Baitieri, Stan Robin, Tony Gigot, Krisnan Inu, Jordan Sigismeau.

Leeds Rhinos: Zak Hardaker, Tom Briscoe, Joel Moon, Ryan Hall, Danny McGuire, Kylie Leuluai, Jamie Peacock, Carl Ablett, Kevin Sinfield, Stevie Ward, Brett Delaney, Mitch Achurch, Adam Cuthbertson, Brad Singleton, Jimmy Keinhorst, Josh Walters, Ash Handley, Jordan Lilley, Mitch Garbutt.

PREVIEW

Leeds Rhinos are set to welcome back Zak Hardaker to their starting line-up as they look to bounce back from last week’s defeat to St. Helens.

After the high of Challenge Cup success two weeks ago, the Rhinos were brought back down the earth as Saints stole a valuable win couresty of a 32-18 win at Headingley.

Catalans are historically dominant at home but Leeds have proven to be masters of an away trip to France in recent years, taking the spoils in four of their last five visits to Perpignan; including a 38-22 triumph in March.

A win for Leeds would put them in pole position for their first League Leaders’ Shield since 2009, but Catalans, who welcome back influential captain Greg Mounis for the game, could be a dangerous prospect as they look to enjoy the run-in with no pressure to produce a result.

PREDICTION

Leeds should be back to their best after last week’s hangover-induced setback last week. Given their recent record and Catalans’ unpredictability form-wise, the Rhinos should come away with the points. Leeds by 16.