Salford and Leeds announce squads

Salford and Leeds announce squads

On Friday night Leeds take on Salford at The Willows aiming to complete a hat-trick of wins this year.

The Rhinos have not lost in 19 previous Super League clashes with the Reds but coach Tony Smith is wary of the threat posed by their play-off chasing hosts.

?They are a well-coached team who are strong of defence and have strike players who can hurt you if you give them time and possession,? he warned.

?We know each other pretty well after our two previous meetings so it will be a challenge to come up with something to try and break them down again but it will be very tough especially at the Willows.?

Salford got back to winning ways at Wakefield last Sunday to halt a dismal run of four defeats in five matches.

Coach Karl Harrison is determined his side do not waste their glorious opportunity to reach the play-offs for the first time.

?We?ve got a great opportunity to finish in the top six and we are not going to throw it away,? he said.

?We lost to Leeds in rounds six and 10 but we could have won both. They were two really close games.

?We are back at home and we want a good run. Our next four games are against the top four teams and, if we have got any top-six ambitions, we?ve got to show it.?

Salford City Reds v Leeds Rhinos, The Willows, Friday June 16 2006

Salford 18-man squad: Fitzpatrick, Hodgson, Moule, Dunemann, Robinson, Coley, Alker, Rutgerson, Finnigan, Sibbit, Charles, Highton, Langi, Haggerty, Littler, Myler, Brocklehurst, Adamson.

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

Referee: B Thaler

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