2018 Super League – Leeds Rhinos vs Salford Red Devils Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Monday 02nd April, 15:00

Where? Headingley Carnegie Stadium

What channel is it on? Leeds Rhinos vs Salford Red Devils will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://www.therhinos.co.uk/ti...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

LEEDS RHINOS

Head Coach: Brian McDermott

Squad: Ablett, Briscoe, Delaney, Ferres, Golding, Hall, Handley, Keinhorst, Moon, Myler, Oledzki, Parcell, Singleton, Smith, Sutcliffe, Walker, Walters, Ward, Watkins

Unavailable: Nathaniel Peteru, Adam Cuthbertson, Mitch Garbutt, Brad Dwyer, Anthony Mullally, Jamie Jones-Buchanan

  • Leeds needed a late try to salvage a draw against Huddersfield in their Good Friday encounter. Ash Handley scored with four minutes left before Kallum Watkins converted to ensure a point each with the game ending 22-22.
  • Brian McDermott is boosted by the return of Stevie Ward, Liam Sutcliffe and Jimmy Keinhorst with all three recovering from injury. Anthony Mullally is injured whilst Brad Dwyer and Jamie Jones-Buchanan miss out.
  • Leeds return to Headingley having only played one game there this season, a game that they won when facing Hull FC. Their other two ‘home’ games have been played at Elland Road with them winning one (against Hull KR) and losing the other (versus Castleford).

SALFORD RED DEVILS

Head Coach: Ian Watson

Squad: Burgess, Evalds, Flanagan, Griffin, Hauraki, Johnson, Jones, Kopczak, Lannon, Littlejohn, Lui, Mossop, Olpherts, Nakubuwai, Sa’u, Tasi, Tomkins, Welham, Wood

Unavailable: Manu Vatuvei, Tyrone McCarthy, Jake Bibby

  • Salford won their second game in three games with a win at home against Catalans on Good Friday. Salford were comfortable after taking an early lead and never looked back as they beat the Dragons 32-16.
  • The Red Devils make just one change from that win with Jake Bibby making way for George Griffin.
  • Salford have yet to win away from home this season with all three of their Super League victories coming on home soil.

THE PREDICTION

Leeds will view their draw with Huddersfield on Good Friday as a point dropped and will be looking to make amends when they host Salford. The Red Devils will come into the game after a good win over Catalans but face a much tougher test here. Salford are yet to win away from home this season and against a Leeds side that could see the return of three players from injury, that run is likely to continue.