Leeds: Hardaker, T. Briscoe, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, S. Ward, Delaney, Cuthbertson, Singleton, Walters, Golding, Lilley, Garbutt.
Castleford: Dorn, Shenton, Roberts, Gale, Lynch, Milner, Millington, O. Holmes, Cook, Boyle, Moors, Wheeldon, Solomona, Finn, Channing, McMeeken, Gibson, Maher, McShane.
Kallum Watkins looks set to provide a timely boost to the faltering Rhinos, returning for the first time since picking up an injury in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final. Rob Burrow also comes back after a two-game absence and the pair should provide Leeds with the necessary tools to bounce back.
A stellar campaign from the Rhinos has suffered over the last two rounds as Brian McDermott’s men have fallen to successive losses, raising concern amongst some fans that their side may be heading for an underwhelming end to the year, much like 2014, where they failed to win any games after their Cup success.
Cas, who have little to play for going into the final two weeks of the season after falling out of top four contention last week, will be in bullish mood given their recent record at Headingley, Daryl Powell’s men enjoying a two-game unbeaten streak having drawn their 2014 clash in Leeds 24-24, before winning 24-31 in June
Powell makes one change from the side which lost to St Helens last week with Matt Cook replacing Gadwin Springer.
Leeds will be keen to muscle their way back to form tomorrow night and, with star men returning, they should bounce back and get one hand on the League Leaders’ Shield. Leeds by 12.
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