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15 Jun 2018 by Ash Wheldon

2018 Super League – Leeds Rhinos vs St Helens Preview

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AT A GLANCE

When? Friday 15th June, 19:45

Where? Emerald Headingley Stadium

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Action

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Are tickets still available? https://tickets.therhinos.co.uk/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/VisualSeatSelection.aspx?stadium=CL&product=18RHST&campaign=&type=H&productsubtype=HL&productIsHomeAsAway=N

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

LEEDS RHINOS

Head Coach: Brian McDermott

Squad: Briscoe, Cuthbertson, Dwyer, Ferres, Garbutt, Golding, Hall, Handley, Lilley, Moon, Mullally, Newman, Ormondroyd, Parcell, Smith, Sutcliffe, Walker, Walters, Ward

Unavailable: Brad Singleton, Kallum Watkins, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Nathaniel Peteru, Jimmy Keinhorst, Carl Ablett, Brett Delaney, Richie Myler, Mikolaj Oledzki

  • Leeds’ top 4 hopes took another blow with them now sitting perilously close to dropping out of the top 8 after they were defeated by Huddersfield last week. The Rhinos now sit just three points ahead of ninth-placed Catalans after their 18-25 loss.

  • Leeds have suffered three further injuries this week with Brett Delaney, Richie Myler and Mikolaj Oledzki all unavailable. In a boost for the Rhinos, Anthony Mullally and Joel Moon return to the squad whilst Harry Newman is also given a chance.

  • The defeat against Huddersfield was Leeds’ fourth straight loss in Super League with them only winning one of their last eight in the league.

ST HELENS

Head Coach: Justin Holbrook

Squad: Ashworth, Barba, Douglas, Fages, Grace, Knowles, Lees, Lomax, Makinson, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Morgan, Percival, Peyroux, Richardson, Roby, Smith, Taia, Thompson, Wilkin

Unavailable: Alex Walmsley, Kyle Amor

  • St Helens extended their lead at the top of the Super League table to six points as they secured another comfortable win.
  • Saints make just one change to last week’s 19-man squad with Kyle Amor out through injury so Jack Ashworth receives a call-up in his place.

  • Last week’s win was St Helens’ sixth straight win in the league but they now travel to Leeds who are one of only two teams to have beaten the league leaders so far this season.

THE PREDICTION

Leeds face a fight to avoid the Middle 8s after their fourth league defeat in a row last week and things could get worse for the reigning Champions as they host rampant league leaders St Helens. Saints are now six points clear at the top of the Super League table after their sixth consecutive league win last week. The Rhinos are struggling with injuries as well as their form and despite being one of only two teams to defeat St Helens this season, revenge is on the cards here with Saints possessing far too much for Leeds.

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