Leeds Rhinos without key men for Salford Red Devils clash

Leeds Rhinos will be without Luke Gale and Mikolaj Oledzki for tonight’s clash with Salford Red Devils.

Both men were named in Leeds’ original 21-man squad but they miss out along with Tom Holroyd.

Callum McLelland makes his first start of the season after being promoted from the bench, while King Vuniyayawa replaces Holroyd in the front row.

As expected, Ash Handley and Rhyse Martin return to boost the Rhinos.

Handley comes in on the wing for Luke Briscoe, who drops to the bench, and Martin takes Sam Walters’ spot in the second row.

Jarrod O’Connor starts at loose forward with Cameron Smith taking his place among the interchanges.

Leeds: Richie Myler, Tom Briscoe, Konrad Hurrell, Harry Newman, Ash Handley, Liam Sutcliffe, Callum McLelland, King Vuniyayawa, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, Alex Mellor, Rhyse Martin, Jarrod O’Connor.

Bench: James Donaldson, Cameron Smith, Brad Dwyer, Luke Briscoe.

Salford: Morgan Escare, Ken Sio, Krisnan Inu, Harvey Livett, Rhys Williams, Tui Lolohea, Chris Atkin, Lee Mossop, Andy Ackers, Jack Ormondroyd, Jack Wells, Pauli Pauli, Ryan Lannon.

Bench: Ata Hingano, Seb Ikahihifo, Sam Luckley, Oliver Roberts.

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