Super League Grand Final team news: Handley and Martin return & Hopoate named

Super League Grand Final

St Helens and Leeds have locked in their Super League Grand Final squads for this Saturday’s clash at Old Trafford. 

Morgan Knowles has been included after winning his second appeal against his two-match ban. The 25-year-old is now free to play in this Saturday’s Grand Final after seeing his Grade B dangerous contact overturned.

Will Hopoate has been named by Kristian Woolf and is in contention to return from injury. He hasn’t featured since the Round 24 victory over Hull KR.

Josh Simm and Dan Norman have also both been named in the squad. Sam Royle and Taylor Pemberton miss out.

Rhyse Martin returns to Leeds’ 21-man squad after serving his two-match ban. He has been named alongside England international Ash Handley. The 26-year-old winger has missed the last two games with a foot injury suffered in the win over Castleford.

The Rhinos are without Jack Walker, David Fusitu’a, Harry Newman, Aidan Sezer, Morgan Gannon and Tom Holroyd through injury.

Leeds: Sutcliffe, Handley, Austin, Oledzki, Leeming, Prior, Bentley, Martin, Tetevano, Dwyer, Myler, Smith, Thompson, Briscoe, Walters, O’Connor, Donaldson, Mustapha, Tindall, Sinfield, Hardaker.

St Helens: Welsby, Makinson, Hopoate, Percival, Lomax, Roby, Lees, Mata’utia, Batechelor, Knowles, Lussick, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Sironen, Paasi, Wingfield, Bell, Simm, Davies, Hurrell, Norman, Bennison.

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About Josh McAllister 1910 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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