Rhinos v Hull FC: Teams

At Headingley Carnegie, Sunday September 18, KO 5.15pm. Live on Sky Sports HD2

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Rhinos v Hull FC: Teams

Lee Smith: back in Rhinos squad

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Leeds trio Lee Smith, Weller Hauraki and Jay Pitts all return for Sunday's Super League play-off eliminator against Hull at Headingley.

They come into the 19-man squad after missing the final regular-season game against Huddersfield last Sunday, but Kallum Watkins will miss out again with a knee injury.

Carl Ablett has also been ruled out with concussion following the game against the Giants.

Half-back Rob Burrow is in line to make his 350th career appearance for Leeds, having made his first team debut against Hull back in 2001.

Remarkably, the Rhinos have won their last 10 games against the Black and Whites, while captain Kevin Sinfield has scored in 14 consecutive games between the two sides.

Tickle back

Hull second-rower Danny Tickle is back in contention for the trip to Headingley after recovering from a hamstring injury.

The Black and Whites' goal-kicker has been named in the squad in place of youngster Liam Kent and could captain the side in the absence of Craig Fitzgibbon.

Half-back Sam Obst is included in the 19 despite struggling with a hamstring problem which he picked up in last week's defeat by Warrington.

Obst would probably be replaced in the halves by Joe Westerman if he fails a late fitness test, with Tickle returning in the back row.

Leeds squad: Webb, Smith, Delaney, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Buderus, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Sinfield, Lauitiiti, Bailey, Kirke, Hauraki, Clarkson, Pitts, Jones-Bishop, Hardaker.

Hull squad: T. Briscoe, Dowes, Horne, Houghton, Lauaki, Lyne, Obst , Manu, Moa, O'Meley, Phelps, Radford, Sharp, Tickle, Turner, Washbrook, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

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