2020 Super League – Leeds Rhinos vs Warrington Wolves Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Leeds Rhinos vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Friday 28th February, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Leeds Rhinos vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium

What is the expected weather for Leeds Rhinos vs Warrington Wolves? 4c in light rain

What channel is Leeds Rhinos vs Warrington Wolves on? Sky Sports Arena

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Leeds Rhinos 26-4 Warrington Wolves

THE TEAM NEWS

LEEDS RHINOS

  • Leeds made it back-to-back victories as they managed to overcome a half-time deficit against Salford to come out on top thanks to a strong defensive effort in the second half by the Rhinos.
  • Trailing 8-0 in the first half, Leeds hit back to make it 8-6 at the break before a further three second-half tries saw them come out on top and they will be delighted to have kept the Red Devils scoreless in the second period.
  • The Rhinos have added to their squad this week to provide some cover in the back-row and they are likely to hand a debut to Joe Greenwood in this game after he arrived on loan from Wigan for a two-month period.

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

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

Questionable:

WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington almost blew a 16-point lead at home to Toronto last week and despite the Wolfpack managing to level the scores in that contest, the Wolves managed to snatch the victory last in the game.
  • Matty Ashton was dropped for Warrington’s previous game against Wakefield but returned to the side last week and picked up his first try in Super League but the fullback picked up a hamstring injury which consigns him to a spell on the sidelines.
  • The Wolves will be boosted by the return of co-captain Chris Hill who will come back into the squad following a three-match ban for his red card in the opening game of the campaign and he is likely to come straight back into the starting XIII.

21-man squad: Akauola, Austin, Brand, Burrell, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper. Currie, Davis, Hill, Johnson, King, Lineham, Mamo, Murdoch-Masila, Philbin, Ratchford, Robson, Walker, Widdop

Unavailable: Jack Hughes (Injured), Leilani Latu (Match Fitness), Matty Ashton (Injured), Anthony Gelling (Disciplinary)

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THE PREDICTION

Leeds earned a second consecutive win as they came from behind to beat Salford last week. They will face a tough test to make it three in a row as they host Warrington who returned to winning ways last week following a shock loss at Wakefield. The Wolves struggled to put Toronto away last week and almost surrendered a big lead but did what was required to seal the win late on. This is likely to be a tight contest in what is set to be played on a wet surface and this game should go under 42.5 points.

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