Leeds have called up teenage stand-off Liam Sutcliffe to his squad for Friday’s visit of London.
Of Sutcliffe, coach Brian McDermott said: “He has been very impressive in the Under 19s this season and that is proving to be a great competition for developing young players. Liam was 18th man last week against Warrington and has trained with the squad this week.
“He may not feature this week, we have got a couple of people we have to make late checks on but I would have no hesitation in putting him in as he is a very talented young player.”
London coach Tony Rea said: “It’s one of the great days of the season going up to Headingley.
“It’s a terrific ground and great place to play rugby league. Leeds are in terrific form and we know we’ll have to be at our best on Friday night to beat them.”
Leeds 19-man squad: Hardaker, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, McShane, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Sutcliffe, Kirke, Clarkson, Achurch, Moore, Singleton.
London 19-man squad: Bailey, Bryant, Channing, Colbon, Cook, Dixon, Dollapi, Fisher, Gower, Hurst, Kaufusi, Lee, Lovell, Melling, Randall, Rodney, Sarginson, Wheeldon, Witt.
Prediction: Hard to see past the in-form Rhinos for this one – home win.
Leeds have won their last eleven (nine Super League and two Challenge Cup) Headingley meetings with the capital side (as London Broncos) since 2001. The Broncos’ last away win was 18-6 on 15 September, 2000 – in the last regular season game of Super League V.
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