SL Preview: Leeds v Warrington

Leeds, unbeaten in six games, will be looking for revenge against Warrington, who are the only team to beat them this season in Super League.

Andy Yates is replaced by Rob Mulhern, in the only change to Brian McDermott’s squad from last time out against St Helens.

Kevin Penny and Gareth O’Brien return to the Warrington squad after injury.

Leeds (19-man squad): Hardaker, Watkins, Moon, McGuire, Burrow, Aiton, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, S. Ward, Delaney, Achurch, Cuthbertson, Sutcliffe, Singleton, Keinhorst, Mulhern, Golding, Handley.

Warrington (19-man squad): Asotasi, Bridge, Clark, Currie, England, Harrison, Higham, Hill, T. King, Laithwaite, Monaghan, Myler, O’Brien, Orsmby, Patton, Penny, Ratchford, Sims, Westwood.


Leeds have won their last three home meetings with Warrington, with the Wolves’ last win at Headingley coming 42-6 on 27 May, 2011.

Kallum Watkins needs one appearance to reach 150 for his career. Watkins has played 138 games for Leeds since 2008, to go with 11 appearances for England since 2012.

Kevin Sinfield needs one appearance to reach 500 for Leeds. Sinfield made his Rhinos debut as a substitute in a 24-22 defeat to Sheffield at Headingley on 22 August, 1997. The Rhinos’ stand-off also needs eight goals (conversions/penalties only) to reach 1,500 points (1,492 for Leeds, 1997-2015).

Leeds have won their last six matches. Their last defeat was 18-6 at Warrington on 13 March.

Super League Summary:

Leeds won 30 (includes win in 2012 Grand Final & 2011 play-offs)

Warrington won 16 (includes wins in 2006 and 2013 play-offs)

One draw

Leeds highest score: 54-16 (H, 2006) (Widest margin: 52-10, A, 2007)

Warrington highest score: 44-10 (H, 2000); 44-16 (H, 2006) (Widest margin: 42-6, A, 2011)

Last 10 Meetings:

Warrington 18, Leeds 6 (SLR5, 13/3/15)
Leeds 24, Warrington 16 (CCSF, 9/8/14)(at Langtree Park, St Helens)
Warrington 24, Leeds 6 (SLR15, 30/5/14)
Leeds 18, Warrington 12 (SLR2, 21/2/14)
Warrington 40, Leeds 20 (SLQPO, 14/9/13)
Warrington 19, Leeds 18 (SLR21, 5/7/13)
Leeds 28, Warrington 22 (SLR11, 7/4/13)
Leeds 26, Warrington 18 (Super League Grand Final, 6/10/12) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)
Leeds 18, Warrington 35 (Challenge Cup Final, 25/8/12) (at Wembley Stadium)
Warrington 37, Leeds 18 (SLR17, 8/6/12)

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