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Leeds Rhinos have named an unchanged 19-man squad for Friday's West Yorkshire derby against Super League leaders Huddersfield Giants at Headingley.

The Rhinos bounced back from their World Club Challenge defeat against Melbourne Storm by beating St Helens 20-12 last week.

Prop Ryan Bailey, on the comeback trail after knee surgery, did not make the match-day cut against Saints but is ready to return and could replace Richard Moore, while Carl Ablett faces a late fitness test.

Huddersfield remain one point ahead of Wigan, Catalan and Warrington despite suffering their first defeat of the season last Sunday, a 43-18 reverse at home to Bradford.

Skipper Danny Brough is back after missing the the Bradford defeat through illness, which enables Scott Grix and Aaron Murphy to revert to their normal places at full-back and on the wing.

Back rower Dale Ferguson has been recalled from his loan spell at Hull KR and veteran prop Stuart Fielden takes the place of Anthony Mullally after being rested last week.

Extra spice

"Huddersfield started off the season like a house on fire and this was (always) going to be a big game," Leeds coach Brian McDermott told their official website.

"The fact that they've just had what they would say is a disappointing loss gives it an extra bit of spice."

Huddersfield did the league double over Leeds last season, including a 22-12 win at Headingley.

Leeds squad: Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, McShane, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Achurch, Moore, Vickery

Huddersfield squad: Grix, Cudjoe, Wardle, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Ferres, Faiumu, Patrick, Chan, Ta'ai, Murphy, Cording, Fairbank, Fielden, Ferguson

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 28 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Catalans Dragons 3 4
5 Warrington Wolves 3 4
6 Wigan Warriors 2 3
7 Hull FC 3 2
8 Salford Red Devils 3 2
9 Widnes Vikings 2 1
10 Castleford Tigers 3 0
11 Hull K R 2 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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