Preview: Leeds v Castleford (Round

Leeds Rhinos coach Tony Smith welcomes Lee Smith back into his squad for the home meeting with Castleford Tigers.

The winger has been included in the 18-man squad after missing last week's defeat at St Helens with an ankle injury.

Danny Williams, who made his debut as Smith's deputy, has retained his place in the squad although Gareth Ellis is out following minor knee surgery.

Castleford prop Danny Ward is ruled out of making an instant return to the club that sacked him in January by a knee injury although Matt Whitaker (ankle) returns for the Tigers.

Richie Fa'asao misses out withdrawing from last week?s win over Catalans with a shoulder problem. Coach Terry Matterson has left out prop Keith Mason.

Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers, Headingley, Friday March 3 2006

Leeds 18-man squad: Mathers, Donald, Walker, Senior, Smith, McGuire, Burrow, Bailey, Diskin, Peacock, Lauitiiti, Sinfield, Millard, Poching, Feather, Ablett, Kirke, Williams.

Castleford 18-man squad: Platt, Pryce, Shenton, Dyer, Blanch, Handforth, Kain, Sculthorpe, Henderson, Nutley, Haughey, Bird, Huby, Whitaker, Viane, McGoldrick, Boyle, Fletcher.

Referee: P Bentham