ESL Preview - Round 2 - Leeds
Rhinos v St Helens

World Club champions Leeds play their first home game of the new season on Friday night, with St Helens the visitors to a sold-out Headingley.

The Rhinos began the defence of their title with a narrow victory at Hull last Friday and coach Tony Smith enjoys the luxury of being able to name an unchanged squad.

Liam Botham and Lee Smith are again omitted from Smith's 18-man party.

Saints also began with a win last weekend, scoring four second half tries on their way to a 40-18 victory over Widnes.

Like the Rhinos, they have named an unchanged team on Friday, with coach Ian Millward naming his squad three days before the game.

St Helens have won five times at Headingley in Super League, but will want to erase the memory of last year's disastrous 70-0 defeat with a strong performance.

Leeds (from): Mathers, Calderwood, Walker, Senior, Bai, McGuire, Burrow, Bailey, McDermott, Lauitiiti, McKenna, Sinfield, Dunemann, Ward, Poching, McDonald, Jones-Buchanan, Ellis.

St Helens (from): Wellens, Gardner, Lyon, Talau, Albert, Roby, Long, Fozzard, Higham, Anderson, Graham, Gilmour, Sculthorpe, Cunningham, Edmondson, Bennett, Wilkin, Hardman.

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