Rhinos v Broncos: Teams

At Headingley Carnegie, Monday April 9, kick-off 3pm

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Julien Rinaldi London Broncos

Julien Rinaldi: misses the fixture after suffering ankle ligament damage on Thursday

Brian McDermott Leeds Rhinos

Brian McDermott: Has named an unchanged 19-man squad to face London Broncos

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Leeds will be looking to end their three-game losing streak in the Stobart Super League when London Broncos come to Headingley on Monday.

The Rhinos have now lost three straight after following up defeats to St Helens and leaders Huddersfield with a surprise 12-4 loss to Yorkshire rivals Bradford on Good Friday.

Rob Powell's Broncos also lost in their last outing, suffering a 36-18 defeat to Catalan Dragons at the Twickenham Stoop on Thursday night.

Brian McDermott's side secured a one-sided 62-4 win over the Londoners at home last season and the possible return of Danny McGuire could hand Leeds a much-needed boost.

The stand-off has missed the Rhinos' last three outings due to a hamstring injury, games in which the champions have scored just four tries.

McDermott has named the same 19-man squad that faced Bradford, although veteran forward Jamie Peacock will be given a late fitness test after suffering a neck injury following a spear tackle from Bryn Hargreaves at Odsal.

Changes

Meanwhile, Powell has made three changes to his squad which lost to the Dragons.

Frenchman Julien Rinaldi misses the fixture after suffering ankle ligament damage against the Dragons, while outside back Chris Melling remains an absentee due to a sprained ankle.

Jason Golden continues to recover from a rib injury sustained in the Wigan match while centre David Howell is out with a broken thumb.

They are replaced by Lamont Bryan, Omari Caro and Olsi Krasniqi, Bryan featuring in the 19-man squad for the first time this season.

Powell is hoping his side can improve on their display against the Dragons, stating: "We need to build on the game from Thursday.

"Other than a poor ten minutes defensively after half time, we competed very well against a very good team. Leeds will challenge in some similar areas and we will need to stay focussed defensively."

Leeds: Webb, Jones-Bishop, Watkins, Hardaker, Hall, McGuire, Leuluai, McShane, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, L. Smith, Delaney, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Griffin, Hood, Ward.

London Broncos: Bailey, Bryan, Bryant, Caro, Clubb, Colbon, Cook, Dixon, Dorn, Gower, Kaufusi, Krasniqi, O'Callaghan, Randall, Robertson, Rodney, Sarginson, Temata, Witt.

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