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Preview: Rhinos vs Saints

Saints face a resurgent Leeds Rhinos in Round 26 Betfred Super League fixture with kick off at 7:45pm and we have the low-down ahead of the game.

The Stats:

Thursday night sees the two sides who have made the most tackle busts in the Betfred Super League take go head to head with Saints having made 1080, whilst the Rhinos have made 1039.

Saints also lead the way with metres made, having made 34,674 metres so far this season, this Rhinos sit third with 33,260 metres. Leeds do however make a higher average gain than the Saints. The Yorkshire club have an average carry of 7.56 metres, whilst our average gain is 7.22 metres.

Runs from dummy half might be something for Saints to look out for in Yorkshire, as Brad Dwyer leads the way in that stat, having made 207 so far this season. Unsurprisingly, James Roby leads the way for Saints. Our number nine has made 138 runs from dummy half so far this season.

The two sides have met twice already this season, with both fixtures taking place at the Totally Wicked Stadium as Saints won 27-22 in late February, before winning 36-10 soon after.

Team News and Match Preview:

Both sides’ have named their 19-man squad for the match as Morgan Knowles returns for Saints.

Head Coach Justin Holbrook believes the Rhinos have been very impressive in recent weeks and also revealed some fitness news ahead of Wembley.

Curtain Raiser:

Our U19s are in action against the Rhinos 19s in the curtain raiser with kick off at 5:30pm.

The Man in the middle:

The referee for our clash tonight is Chris Kendall whilst the video referee will be Robert Hicks.

Travelling to Emerald Headingley:

Click here for directions and parking information. 

Ticket Information:

Saints’ supporters will be situated in the West Terrace which is uncovered. Tickets can be bought on the gate priced at £24 for adults, £16 concessions and £12 juniors. Turnstiles open at 5.15pm.

How to follow the action:

Supporters not making the trip can follow live score updates and behind-the-scenes coverage on our social media channels and minute by minute updates from 7.45pm here on Saintsrlfc.com. Just head to the homepage and click on the match centre image.

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