Sandow returns as Wolves look to return to the top

Warrington are boosted by the return of Chris Sandow on Friday night when they face Super League strugglers Leeds at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The half-back claimed the Super League player of the month award in February and March but has missed the last two months after tearing his hamstring.

The Wolves have struggled in his absence, losing four of their six league games and have subsequently dropped to second in the table behind Hull FC following a 34-14 defeat to Castleford at the Magic Weekend.

Leeds were also comprehensively beaten 40-8 by Wigan in Newcastle as Brian McDermott’s side continue to struggle this campaign.

Last year’s treble winners sit bottom of the table having lost 12 games from 15 this season and are six points adrift of 8th place.

Rob Burrow returns to the side to face Warrington with Brett Delaney and Mitch Garbutt also available following injury.

Liam Sutcliffe is also back after serving his one match suspension.

Anthony Mullally will miss the game after dislocating his finger in the defeat to Wigan and joins Ryan Hall, Beau Falloon, Joel Moon, Tom Briscoe and Carl Ablett on the sidelines.

Warrington welcome back Brad Dwyer, Rhys Evans and Ryan Atkins for the tie with Ryan Bailey set to face his former club.

The Wolves claimed the two points on the opening night of the campaign with a narrow 12-10 victory at Headingley. Few would have predicted after that game the contrasting fortunes the two sides would have heading into the second half of the season.

Warrington Wolves: Atkins, Bailey, Clark, Currie, Dwyer, Evans, Gidley, Hill, Jullien, King, Lineham, Ormsby, Ratchford, Sandow, Sims, Westerman, Westwood, Wilde.

Leeds Rhinos: Hardaker, Watkins, McGuire, Burrow, Galloway, Cuthbertson, Jones-Buchanon, Sutcliffe, Delaney, Singleton, Garbutt, Keinhorst, Achurch, Walters, Handley, Golding, Lilley, Ferres, Briscoe.

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