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  • Kirke, Moon, Hardaker, Keinhorst (3), Minns,
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  • Huby, Tansey (2), Hauraki,
    Goals: Ellis (4),
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  • 7th Jun 2013
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Super League: Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers

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Super League champions Leeds Rhinos will be out to halt a four-game slide when they take on the Castleford Tigers in a West Yorkshire derby at Headingley.

The Rhinos have been beaten by St Helens, Wigan Warriors and Hull FC since their exit at the fifth-round stage of the Challenge Cup to the Huddersfield Giants.

Leeds have already lost once to Castleford this season, although they did exact a measure of revenge by dumping the Tigers out of the cup prior to their loss to the Giants.

Leeds have drafted in young centres Thomas Minns and Jimmy Keinhorst to offset the loss of Kallum Watkins and Danny McGuire, who join Ben Jones-Bishop, Stevie Ward, Jamie Peacock and Carl Ablett on the sidelines.

Rhinos winger Ryan Hall is expecting a tough clash against their neighbours despite Leeds being the favourites to emerge with the Super League points.

"It's a tough one - a bit of a local derby. Castleford like nothing more than to beat us and they'll be wanting to do the league double over us," he told Sky Sports.

Blood in the water

"They beat us at their place earlier this year, but we knocked them out of the Challenge Cup. They can smell a bit of blood in the water over what's been happening to us over the last four weeks and they'll be gunning for it. We'll have to play really well to stop them."

Castleford winger James Clare and utility back Richard Owen are vying to replace suspended leading tryscorer Justin Carney in the only likely change to the Tigers side that drew at London.

Centre/second rower Jordan Thompson sees the short trip to Headingley as a chance to get their season back on track, telling the Yorkshire Evening Post: "It is a big opportunity for us.

"If you look at the Challenge Cup tie when we played them there, we were in that battle up until the 70th minute.

"They have got good players who can switch on whenever they want to and get good results and that's what they did in the last quarter of that game.

"I think it's going to be a real contest because they are the champions and they're really good on their own patch, but I don't see why we can't go there and give them a really good run for their money."

Leeds Rhinos: Hardaker, Moon, Hall, Burrow, Leuluai, McShane, Jones-Buchanan, Sinfield, Delaney, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Achurch, Moore, Keinhorst, Singleton, Vickery, Sutcliffe, Minns

Castleford Tigers: Owen, Shenton, Dixon, Chase, Ellis, Walker, Clark, Huby, Hauraki, Millington, Milner, Massey, Holmes, Thompson, Tansey, Fleming, Clare, Martin, Boyle

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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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