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

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THE FACTS

When is Warrington Wolves vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? Tuesday 13th October, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Warrington Wolves vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? Halliwell Jones Stadium

What is the expected weather for Warrington Wolves vs Leeds Rhinos? 11c, mostly cloudy

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

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

Where can I get tickets for Warrington Wolves vs Leeds Rhinos? This match will be played behind closed doors

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Leeds Rhinos 36-0 Warrington Wolves

THE TEAM NEWS

WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington Wolves suffered another disappointing result – their third in a row in all competitions – as they were edged by a gusty Wigan Warriors performance last week that leaves the Wolves’ spot in the top four far from secure.
  • Warrington offloaded for fun but they struggled to break Wigan down in a high-quality contest where defences were on top and they ultimately fell short and they must now attempt to get back on track as they face Leeds Rhinos.
  • With the games coming thick and fast as the business end of the season approaches, Steve Price has opted to rest a Blake Austin, Mike Cooper and Joe Philbin with Jake Mamo also sidelined with a knee complaint.

21-man squad: Akauola, Ashton, Brand, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Currie, Davis, Doro, Gelling, Hill, Hughes, Johnson, King, Longstaff, Patton, Ratchford, Robson, Thewlis, Walker, Widdop

Unavailable: Tom Lineham, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Jake Mamo

Questionable:

LEEDS RHINOS

  • Leeds Rhinos made it six wins from their last seven games in all competitions as they overcame Hull FC last week but they will be hard-pressed to improve on that record owing to the squad they have named here.
  • Despite sitting just outside of the top four coming into this clash with Warrington Wolves being one of the teams they will hope to catch, the Rhinos have opted to rest a whole host of players ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup final.
  • Jack Walker, Brad Dwyer, Adam Cuthbertson, Bodene Thompson and Cameron Smith are the most recognisable names in the 21-man squad named for this clash with Walker in particular eager to put in a big display to try and force his way into the matchday 17 for Saturday.

21-man squad: L. Briscoe, Broadbent, Cuthbertson, Dwyer, Edwards, Evans, Ferres, Hall, Harrison, Holroyd, McConnell, McLelland, Mustapha, O’Connor, Smith, A. Sutcliffe, Thompson, Tindall, Walker, Walters, Whiteley

Unavailable: Dom Crosby, Stevie Ward, Harry Newman, Alex Mellor

Questionable:

THE PREDICTION

Warrington Wolves have suffered three straight defeats out of nowhere with their brilliant form coming to a shuddering halt but this is a great chance for them to return to winning ways. They take on Leeds Rhinos in this clash but it will be a very young side they will come up against as Richard Agar rests his first-team stars ahead of the weekend’s Challenge Cup final. The last time he rotated his side against Catalans Dragons, the Rhinos put in a spirited fight but were ultimately well beaten come full-time and that is likely to be the case again here with the Wolves able to win this by at least 24 points.

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