Challenge Cup preview: Wakefield Wildcats host Leeds Rhinos at Rapid Solicitors Stadium
Last Updated: 05/04/14 12:08pm
Leeds Rhinos turn their attention to the Tetley's Challenge Cup on Sunday as they make the short journey to Wakefield in an all-Super League fourth round showdown with the Wildcats.
The sides are yet to meet in Super League this term, but the Rhinos have enjoyed a much smoother start to the 2014 campaign.
Brian McDermott's side have won five and lost only one of their opening seven games of the season, although their lone defeat did come at the hands of St Helens last weekend.
Back-to-back victories against Catalans and London Broncos have been sandwiched by five defeats for Wakefield, who find themselves a lowly 11th in the Super League standings.
Wildcats prop Richard Moore has been named in Richard Agar's 19-man squad for the first time this season ahead of Sunday's showdown.
Moore has been battling against hamstring and calf injuries in the opening weeks of the Super League campaign but is fit enough to be in contention for a second Wakefield debut against his former club.
Chris Riley is ineligible to play in the Challenge Cup, meaning Agar is forced to rotate his squad from last week's visit to Hull KR.
Taulima Tautai (hand), Reece Lyne (toe) and Scott Anderson (ribs) have all been declared fit to play after picking up knocks in the defeat against the Robins.
England international Ryan Hall is set for a 200th Rhinos appearance at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
McDermott's 19-man squad also includes Joel Moon, Ryan Bailey and Mitch Achurch, who all missed last Friday's defeat at St Helens whilst Liam Sutcliffe comes back into the squad after returning from his loan spell at Bradford Bulls.
Paul Aiton is ruled out through illness having been unable to train earlier in the week, while Jamie Jones-Buchanan is set for a 12-week spell on the sidelines with a bicep injury.
Wildcats: Mathers, Fox, Collis, Lyne, Sykes, Godinet, Anderson, McShane, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Ryan, Tautai, Smith, Moore, Siejka, Sammut, Scruton, Raleigh.
Rhinos: Hardaker, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Achurch, Briscoe, Sutcliffe, Singleton.
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Nathan Brown admits Lady Luck shone on his side after St Helens beat Huddersfield 17-16 in the Challenge Cup.
Tony Smith admitted Warrington made hard work of their 28-24 Tetley's Challenge Cup fourth round win at Hull KR.
Batley coach John Kear congratulated Castleford for the ruthless way in which they took apart his team.
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