Zane Tetevano returns to Leeds Rhinos squad for Salford clash

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Leeds Rhinos are set to welcome back Zane Tetevano and David Fusitu’a for their clash against Salford on Sunday.

The pair have been included in the 21-man squad for the Super League clash.

Tetevano, 31, has completed his five-match suspension following his red card in the defeat to St Helens in Round 16. The forward was sent off during the 42-12 defeat at the Totally Wicked Stadium for a high tackle on Konrad Hurrell.

He has been included in Leeds’ squad by head coach Rohan Smith for their home clash against the Red Devils.

Tonga international winger Fusitu’a, 27, has also been included after missing last week’s trip to Perpignan. 

The Rhinos are still without Tom Holroyd through suspension. Matt Prior will also begin his two-match ban this weekend.

Skipper Kruise Leeming continues to be sidelined with a foot issue. Blake Austin has returned to training from a leg injury but has not been included in Sunday’s squad.

Leeds are one point behind sixth-placed Salford in the table ahead of the clash.

Salford welcome back forward trio

The Red Devils could welcome back prop Tyler Dupree and back-rowers Shane Wright and Harvey Livett.

It was initially anticipated that Livett had played his final game for Salford after suffering a knee injury at Magic Weekend last month. The 25-year-old has returned earlier than expected.

Wright’s return has come as a huge boost for Paul Rowley’s side. The Australian back-rower was a standout performer has not played since picking up a hamstring injury back in March.

Leeds: Fusitu’a, Newman, Sutcliffe, Handley, Sezer, Oledzki, Bentley, Martin, Tetevano, Dwyer, Myler, Smith, Thompson, Gannon, Walters, O’Connor, Donaldson, Johnson, Mustapha, Tindall, Hardaker.

Salford: Brierley, Sio, Watkins, Burgess, Croft, Sneyd, Akauola, Ackers, Burke, Wright, Taylor, Lannon, Livett, Atkin, Ormondroyd, Sarginson, Luckley, Cross, Gerrard, Dupree.

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