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Super League play-offs: Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos

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Leeds Rhinos travel to face Warrington Wolves in the first round of Super League play-offs this weekend.

Both sides enter Saturday's crucial encounter with back-to-back wins as second plays third for a place in the qualifying semi-final in two weeks' time.

Wolves ended their regular season fixture list in nail-biting fashion as they narrowly beat Catalan Dragons 14-12 at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.

Victory in Perpignan took Tony Smith's men within one point of the League Leaders' Shield winners Huddersfield Giants as the tournament enters the knockout stages.

After four wins in their last five outings, Smith has named an unchanged 19-man squad.

"We are expecting another exciting, high quality game against a very experienced team in the playoffs," he told the club's official site.

"We'd like to think that we've learnt a bit from the play-offs last year and will take that into account which will hopefully stand us in good stead."

Strong

Meanwhile Brian McDermott makes just one change to his squad following a 20-6 victory over Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium in the final round of regular-season action.

Last Thursday's win clinched third place in the overall standings for the Rhinos, leaving the Warriors to settle for fourth spot.

Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey is available for selection after missing last week's game through suspension, meaning there is no place in the squad for 19-year-old back row Alex Foster.

"We've had a good season, we've had our ups and downs but we have finished the regular season with a strong performance against Wigan," McDermott told the club's official site.

"This is a tough trip [to Warrington] and it's a big ask to beat them in their own back yard, we know we have to be better but the approach will be no different, everybody at the club wants to win."

The sides have locked horns twice this season with the honours even but Saturday's winner will go straight into the qualifying semi-final, while the loser will have one more chance to progress next week.

Just four points separated the pair at the climax of the regular season with Wolves holding the advantage with 20 wins, in contrast to the 18 the Rhinos have collected.

Wolves squad: Atkins, C. Bridge, Briers, Carvell, Cooper, Evans, Grix, Harrison, Higham, Hill, Hodgson, J. Monaghan, M. Monaghan, Morley, Ratchford, C. Riley, Waterhouse, Westwood, Wood

Rhinos squad: Hardaker, Jones-Bishop, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Delaney, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Achurch, Singleton, Sutcliffe

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Super League Table

Super League Table - August 17 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 24 36
2 Wigan Warriors 24 33
3 Leeds Rhinos 24 32
4 Warrington Wolves 24 32
5 Castleford Tigers 24 32
6 Huddersfield Giants 24 32
7 Catalan Dragons 24 23
8 Widnes Vikings 24 23
9 Hull K R 24 21
10 Salford Red Devils 24 19
11 Wakefield Wildcats 24 19
12 Hull FC 24 18
13 Bradford Bulls * 24 8
14 London Broncos 24 2
Forthcoming Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
Super League
Thursday 28th August
20:00Warrington vs Huddersfield
Friday 29th August
20:00Widnes vs Wigan
20:00Hull vs Hull K R
20:00Leeds vs St Helens
Saturday 30th August
17:00Catalan Dragons vs London Broncos
Sunday 31st August
15:00Wakefield vs Salford
15:30Castleford vs Bradford
Thursday 4th September
20:00St Helens vs Warrington
Friday 5th September
20:00Wigan vs Leeds
Sunday 7th September
15:00Salford vs London Broncos

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