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  • Lauitiiti, Wilkes, Fox, Collis, Cockayne, Smith, Trout,
    Goals: Sykes (6),
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 Danny Kirmond - Wakefield

Danny Kirmond: Unavailable for Wildcats coach Agar due to a facial injury

Brent Webb Leeds Rhinos

Brent Webb: Missing for Leeds due to a medial ligament injury

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The Leeds Rhinos will be aiming to return to the play-off positions with victory over the Wakefield Wildcats at Headingley Carnegie on Monday night.

The champions find themselves down in ninth in the table a point behind the Bradford Bulls, although they do have a game in hand over their rivals.

Richard Agar's Wakefield are a side on the up and three consecutive victories following their Magic Weekend win over the Castleford Tigers means they are four points behind Brian McDermott's men.

The Wildcats have beaten the likes of the London Broncos and Hull FC recently and they will be quietly confident of springing an upset on the out-of-form Rhinos.

Wakefield also have the added bonus of having all of their players rested for the short trip up the M1 while a number of Rhinos stars featured in England's win over the Exiles on Saturday.

The likes of Ryan Hall and Carl Ablett played the full 80 minutes at Langtree Park while Rob Burrow, Jamie Peacock and Jamie-Jones Buchanan all featured during the 18-10 victory.

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Leeds also had a number of rising stars on show in the England Knights' 62-4 romp over Ireland with Zak Hardaker, Ben-Jones Bishop, Chris Clarkson and Shaun Lunt turning out.

"Given where we are in the league, the players probably do need to back up,"

he stated. "The reality is the players won't recover in time for Monday's game."

McDermott will assess the fitness of his internationals prior to finalising his starting XIII, although he will definitely be without full-back Brent Webb with a torn medial ligament.

Wakefield are without newly-appointed captain Danny Kirmond after he damaged his cheekbone and eye socket in their 24-6 victory over the Broncos.

"Apart from (Kirmond) we came through with a clean bill of health from last week so I wouldn't envisage too many changes to the team we put out this week," commented Agar.

That means academy products Kyle Trout and Lucas Walshaw retain their places in the squad after playing their part in the Wildcats' sixth victory of the season against the Black and Whites.

Rhinos squad: Ben Jones-Bishop, Hardaker, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluiai, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Delaney, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Hauraki, Griffin, Moore, Ward, Lunt

Wildcats squad: Mathers, Fox, Collis, Mellars, Cockayne, John, Wilkes, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Southern, Washbrook, Aiton, Amor, Mariano, Smith, Trout, Walshaw, Sykes

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 27 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 3 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 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
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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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