Ward to return for Leeds against Hull KR

Stevie Ward is set to return for Leeds on Thursday as the Rhinos face an unchanged Hull Kingston Rovers outfit.

The Betfred Super League clash will take place at Elland Road on Thursday, 7:45pm kick-off.

Stevie Ward is set to make his first appearance since helping the Rhinos win the Betfred Super League Grand Final in October following shoulder surgery in the off-season and comes into replace Nathaniel Peteru, who has been ruled out through injury and joins Brett Ferres and Keith Galloway on the treatment table.

Ashton Golding has been cleared to return after a hip injury while Mitch Garbutt is included as he continues his recovery from a quad injury.

Meanwhile, Hull KR coach Tim Sheens has named an unchanged 19-man squad to face Leeds in their first away game of the season.

Chris Atkin and Jordan Walne didn’t feature in the Robins’ defeat to Wakefield Trinity last week but are once again in the 19-man squad and will be pushing for a place this week.

Rhinos 19-man squad:

1 Ashton Golding

2 Tom Briscoe

3 Kallum Watkins

4 Liam Sutcliffe

5 Ryan Hall

6 Joel Moon

7 Richie Myler

8 Adam Cuthbertson

9 Matt Parcell

10 Brad Singleton

11 Jamie Jones-Buchanan

12 Carl Ablett

13 Stevie Ward

14 Brad Dwyer

15 Brett Delaney

16 Anthony Mullally

17 Mitch Garbutt

23 Jack Ormondroyd

24 Jack Walker

Robins 19-man squad:

1 Adam Quinlan

3 Thomas Minns

4 Andrew Heffernan

5 Ryan Shaw

7 Danny McGuire

9 Shaun Lunt

10 Mose Masoe

11 Maurice Blair

12 James Greenwood

13 Ben Kavanagh

14 Lee Jewitt

17 Chris Clarkson

19 Tommy Lee

20 Matty Marsh

21 Robbie Mulhern

22 Liam Salter

24 Chris Atkin

29 Jordan Walne

36 Justin Carney

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