Team news: Leeds v Castleford (Thur)

Konrad Hurrell is ruled out for Leeds after suffering a hamstring injury, while Brad Jinks could make his Super League debut this week. 

Interim Head Coach Richard Agar has made two changes to his squad following last Saturday’s shock Challenge Cup defeat to Bradford. Brad Singleton and James Donaldson return to the 19-man squad in place of Wellington Albert and Hurrell, who is set to be out for two weeks.

Daryl Powell has made four alterations following their cup exit to Hull FC last week. Young hooker Jinks is included in the Tigers squad for the first time and is in line for his first-team debut. He is joined by Greg Eden, Paul McShane and Grant Millington, with Will Maher Calum Turner, Jacques O’Neill and Chris Clarkson all missing out.

Messenger’s money-maker: Will it be a feisty Yorkshire derby? Someone to be shown a yellow card anytime is priced at 8/13. 

Leeds’ 19-man squad: Tom Briscoe, Kallum Watkins, Ash Handley, Tui Lolohea, Richie Myler, Adam Cuthbertson, Matt Parcell, Brad Singleton, Trent Merrin, Brad Dwyer, Liam Sutcliffe, Nathaniel Peteru, Mikolaj Oledzki, Ashton Golding, Cameron Smith, Callum McLelland, James Donaldson, Harry Newman, Ava Seumanufagai.

Castleford’s 19-man squad: Cory Aston, Cheyse Blair, James Clare, Mitch Clark, Matt Cook, Greg Eden, Tuoyo Egodo, Brad Jinks, Nathan Massey, Peter Mata’utia, Mike McMeeken, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Greg Minikin, Jordan Rankin, Jesse Sene-lefao, Jake Trueman, Liam Watts.

Leeds are priced at 6/4 to avenge their round eight defeat to the Tigers, whereas the visitors are 4/7 favourites to leave Emerald Headingley with the two competition points. 

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