2021 Super League – Leeds Rhinos vs Warrington Wolves Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Leeds Rhinos vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Sunday 1st August, 2021 – 19:30 (UK)

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

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

LEEDS RHINOS

  • Leeds Rhinos produced a solid performance to overcome Hull FC earlier in the week with that result handing the Rhinos a significant boost in their efforts to force their way into the play-off spots.
  • Leeds did what was required in the second half of that contest with a quick three-try burst which sealed the victory and they will now look to build on that in this clash where their squad is bolstered with the return of Bodene Thompson and Liam Sutcliffe.

21-man squad: L. Briscoe, T. Briscoe, Donaldson, Dwyer, Gale, Gannon, Handley, Holroyd, Hurrell, Leeming, Martin, Myler, Newman, O’Connor, Oledzki, Prior, Smith, L. Sutcliffe, Tetevano, Thompson, Vuniyayawa

Unavailable: Jack Walker, Alex Sutcliffe, Jack Broadbent, Rob Lui, Alex Mellor

Questionable:

WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington Wolves made a successful return to action thanks to grinding out a win against Wigan Warriors earlier in the week and that also helped them put their loss to Leeds Rhinos in their previous contest firmly behind them.
  • The Wolves will now have their sights set on closing down the top two and while their defensive efforts have largely caught the eye of late, the inclusion of George Williams to make his debut will be surely see Warrington ask more questions with ball in hand too.

21-man squad: Akauola, Ashton, Austin, Charnley, D. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Doro, Hill, Hughes, King, Lineham, Longstaff, Mamo, Mulhern, Ratchford, Thewlis, Walker, Williams, Wrench

Unavailable: Gareth Widdop, Jason Clark, Joe Philbin

Questionable: Matty Ashton, Josh Thewlis

THE PREDICTION

Leeds Rhinos look to have put their early season woes behind them and while they still have plenty of improvements to make, they now know that a place in the top six is well within their grasp. They made it back-to-back wins thanks to a win over Hull FC earlier in the week but this will be a huge test against Warrington Wolves. They away side come into this game in third spot, solidifying that position thanks to a win over rivals Wigan Warriors in their latest contest and they will be full of confidence after that success. Coupled with what should be a debut for halfback George Williams, Wire look capable of outperforming the Rhinos on both sides of the ball and they should prevail in this one.

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