Hurrell and Lolohea set for Boxing Day debuts

James Gordon

New Leeds signings Konrad Hurrell and Tui Lolohea will feature in the Boxing Day friendly against Wakefield at Emerald Headingley.

The Tongan internaitonals have been named in Dave Furner’s initial 21-man squad, though former Australia test forward Trent Merrin isn’t including after suffering a slight hip injury.

Kallum Watkins is still recovering from an ACL injury from last season, while prop Brad Singleton is suspended.

Brett Ferres and Dom Crosby are both unavailable as they recover from post-season operations.

Trialist James Donaldson will feature as he gets a chance to impress.

Squad in full: Jack Walker, Tom Briscoe, Konrad Hurrell, Ash Handley, Tui Lolohea, Richie Myler, Adam Cuthbertson, Matt Parcell, Dan Waite-Pullan, Stevie Ward, Brad Dwyer, Liam Sutcliffe, Anthony Mullally, Nathaniel Peteru, Mikolaj Oledzki, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Ashton Golding, Cameron Smith, James Donaldson, Luke Briscoe, Alex Sutcliffe.