Super League rugby match preview: Hull KR v Leeds Rhinos

Last updated: 28th April 2013  

Super League rugby match preview: Hull KR v Leeds Rhinos

Luke George: Has joined the Robins on loan from the Huddersfield Giants

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Hull KR have made two changes to their squad ahead of their Super League clash with defending champions Leeds Rhinos on Sunday.

Craig Sandercock has brought Sean Gleeson and Lincoln Withers into the frame after the duo were omitted from the side which beat St Helens 26-18 in the Tetley's Challenge Cup last time out.

The exclusion of Kris Welham, who has a shoulder injury, and Jordan Cox paves the way for Gleeson and Withers to return as the Robins seek consistency having won three of their last five Super League matches.

Craig Hall looks set to retain his place after scoring a brace of tries as his side dismissed Saints in the cup and the Robins could also hand a debut to loan signing Luke George.

Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has named an unchanged squad for the trip to Craven Park following last weekend's 28-12 victory against Castleford Tigers.

Academy stand-off Liam Sutcliffe retains his place in the 19-man squad after impressing when given the opportunity last time out and is closing in on a Super League debut according to the Rhinos coach.

"He is certainly not far away from making his debut, there are some good under 19s who are knocking on the door," McDermott said.

Winger Joe Vickery and prop Richard Moore both miss out on selection as McDermott opts to stick with a successful formula. Prop Ryan Bailey sits out the final match of his four-game suspension.

Hull KR: Salter, Caro, Walker, Green, Griffin, Paterson, Mika, Burns, Gleeson, Withers, Hall, Paea, Carlile, Lovegrove, Dobson, D. Hodgson, Eden, Beaumont, J. Hodgson.

Leeds: Hardaker, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, McShane, Peacock, J. Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Kirke, Clarkson, Achurch, Singleton, Sutcliffe.

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