Super League: Leeds Rhinos v Wakefield Wildcats preview

Last Updated: 11/04/14 10:15pm

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Leeds Rhinos face Wakefield Wildcats at Headingley Carnegie, just five days after they ran in 11 tries against their hapless opponents in a Tetley's Challenge Cup fourth-round massacre.

The Rhinos have now allowed only 72 points in eight games this season, averaging just nine points conceded per game.

And Brian McDermott's side could conceivably climb into second in the Super League standings should Castleford slip-up against leaders St Helens the same night.

The Wildcats are sitting in 11th position and will be looking to cause an upset in search of some much-needed points.

Leeds bring in Ben Jones-Bishop in a straight swap for full-back Zak Hardaker and will give late fitness checks to Danny McGuire and Brett Delaney.

The match will mark Jamie Peacock's 500th appearances of his career, including an unofficial game in Australia.

Wakefield make four enforced changes to the side that lost to Leeds in the Cup after losing Dean Collis, Taulima Tautai, Reece Lyne and Daniel Smith to injury.

Winger Chris Riley is recalled after extending his loan spell from Warrington, centre Luke Briscoe could face his parent club and second rower Lucas Walshaw is recalled from his loan spell at Dewsbury.

Prop Chris Annakin is in line to make his first appearance of the season after recovering from a knee injury.

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

Wakefield Wildcats squad: Richard Mathers, Fox, Sykes, Godinet, Anderson, McShane, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Ryan, Moore, Sammut, Annakin, Walshaw, Briscoe, Siejka, Scruton, Riley

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