Leeds Rhinos vs St Helens RLFC
Venue: Emerald Headingley
Kick-off: Sunday 9th August, 6:30pm
Last Five Results: Leeds 20-36 St Helens (15/08/19), St Helens 36-10 Leeds (21/06/19), St Helens 27-22 Leeds (22/02/19), Leeds 22-23 St Helens (15/06/18), St Helens 20-28 Leeds (16/03/18)
League leaders Leeds meet St Helens, after the Rhinos produced a stunning comeback win against Huddersfield last time out, in what should be a fascinating clash at Headingley to complete the weekend’s fixtures.
The Rhinos will be without Konrad Hurrell and James Donaldson through injury and could hand debuts to young full-back Jack Broadbent and Rhys Evans, who replace the duo in Richard Agar’s 21-man squad.
Saints have named an unchanged squad from the one that eased past Catalans last week, with Matty Lees included, despite not making the matchday squad through illness last time out. Dominique Peyroux retains his place in the side despite missing last week’s win through injury.
This could prove to be an important game come the end of the season, with the current league leaders, taking on the reigning champions. The loss of Konrad Hurrell could hurt the Rhinos given the Tonga international’s influence and just gives Saints the edge in this one despite their poor start to the 2020 season.