HULL KINGSTON ROVERS
Hull KR make four changes to the 19-man squad named for their 32-0 Challenge Cup win over Oldham last Sunday.
Danny McGuire comes back in to face his former club, along with Chris Clarkson, Robbie Mulhern and Justin Carney, with Matty Marsh, Josh Johnson, Will Lakes and Will Dagger dropping out.
Rovers won in their last home game three weeks ago, defeating Widnes 31-12, but that remains one of only three wins so far this season. They currently sit 10th in the Super League table, four points off the top eight.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott names the same 19-man squad as last week for a second trip to East Yorkshire.
Brad Singleton was absent for the first time this season in the 19-18 defeat to Hull FC, but could return from a minor ankle injury this week having been named in the squad.
Last Thursday was their second consecutive one-point defeat, after the 9-8 loss to Wigan the week before, and the Rhinos have now won just one of their last six, a run which has seen them slip to sixth in the table.
HEAD TO HEAD
Leeds have won the last meeting between the two sides, including a 20-11 win at Elland Road in February, and the famous 50-0 Challenge Cup final win in 2015.
The Rhinos have also won the last six at Craven Park, stretching back to 2011 when Hull KR won 38-28.
KEY BATTLE – Danny McGuire vs Richie Myler
All eyes will be on Leeds legend McGuire, as he faces his old side for the second time since making the move east at the end of last season.
He helped Hull KR put in a strong performance as they pushed the Rhinos all the way in their clash in February, and will need to be even more influential to help his current side to the win on Sunday.
McGuire’s replacement was Richie Myler, who has had a decent start to life as a Rhino but has arguably struggled to be as big an influence as McGuire was.
Myler will need a strong game to get the better of this battle and suggest he can be the future for Leeds in this position. And considering recent form, perhaps he has been practicing drop goals…
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
Date: Sunday 29th April
Venue: KCOM Craven Park
Referee: Scott Mikalauskas
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