2020 Super League – Leeds Rhinos vs Toronto Wolfpack Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Leeds Rhinos vs Toronto Wolfpack taking place? Thursday 5th March, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Leeds Rhinos vs Toronto Wolfpack taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium

What is the expected weather for Leeds Rhinos vs Toronto Wolfpack? 3c in mostly cloudy skies

What channel is Leeds Rhinos vs Toronto Wolfpack on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Leeds Rhinos vs Toronto Wolfpack? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Leeds Rhinos vs Toronto Wolfpack? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Leeds Rhinos 16-17 Toronto Wolfpack

THE TEAM NEWS

LEEDS RHINOS

  • Leeds produced their best performance for some time as they were able to rack up 36 points without reply against Warrington last week and the Rhinos will now be eager to ensure that display was not a one-off.
  • Skipper Stevie Ward will be sidelined indefinitely due to his concussion issues but the Rhinos could hand a debut to Joe Greenwood after the on-loan Wigan man failed to make last week’s matchday 17.
  • Jack Walker was forced from the field with a foot injury in last week’s win and he will be absent for this game but Liam Sutcliffe comes back into contention after missing the last two games to give Leeds a further option to replace their first choice fullback.

21-man squad: L. Briscoe, Cuthbertson, Donaldson, Dwyer, Gale, Greenwood, Handley, Holroyd, Hurrell, Lui, Martin, McLelland, Mellor, Myler, Newman, Oledzki, Prior, Seumanufagai, Smith, A. Sutcliffe, L. Sutcliffe

Unavailable: Tom Briscoe (Injured), Kruise Leeming (Injured), Dom Crosby (Injured), Stevie Ward (Injured), Jack Walker (Injured)

Questionable: Liam Sutcliffe (Injured), Joe Greenwood (Match Fitness)

TORONTO WOLFPACK

  • Toronto were outclassed by reigning champions St. Helens as the Canadian outfit failed to trouble the scorers in last week's contest and their search for their maiden Super League win will continue on this trip to Leeds.
  • Bodene Thompson was given his marching orders in last week's game but the Wolfpack forward has avoided a suspension for that tackle which is a huge relief considering how light on numbers his side are.
  • Chase Stanley has finally sorted his visa issues but despite arriving with the squad earlier in the week, he has not been deemed fit enough to feature and will have to wait to make his season bow.

21-man squad: Ackers, Dixon, Gigot, Kay, Kilner, Leutele, Lussick McCrone, Mellor, Miloudi, Mullally, O’Brien, Olbison, Russell, Sidlow, Springer, Thompson, Wallace, Wells, Wilkin, Williams

Unavailable: Chase Stanley (Match Fitness), James Cunningham (Injured), Joe Mellor (Injured), Gary Wheeler (Injured), Brad Singleton (Injured)

Questionable: Jon Wilkin (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Leeds did a great job of keeping Warrington scoreless last week and will look to build on that performance as they host Toronto. The Wolfpack are still without a victory in their first season in Super League and that wait is likely to continue against Leeds. The Rhinos showed some great signs last week and will be desperate to show that it was not a one off with the hosts able to cover -19.5.

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