|Venue: Emerald Headingley Date: Friday, 17 September Kick-off: 19:45 BST Protection: Updates on BBC native radio and dwell scores on the BBC Sport web site|
Leeds Rhinos boss Richard Agar says his facet are “already in play-off territory” forward of Friday’s season-ending match towards Hull KR.
If Castleford beat Warrington on Thursday, the facet that loses at Headingley will miss the play-offs.
Nonetheless, if Cas fail to beat the Wire, each Leeds and the Robins will already be assured of a prime six place.
“We’re going out [on Friday] to care for it ourselves no matter what occurs [on Thursday],” he stated.
“You possibly can’t depend on different issues round you going your method.
“We really really feel like we’re in play-off territory now and the season nearly begins once more.”
Fifth-placed Hull KR completed backside of the desk in 2020 however have improved this season and are on the verge of a well-earned play-off marketing campaign.
“Once we have been in pre-season, earlier than a ball was kicked, I assumed we had a shot of doing okay this yr,” Hull KR boss Tony Smith stated.
“I knew they’d the fitting kind of materials about them, grit and want.
“We satisfied everyone else to alter their minds. I’d have been stunned had we not improved a complete lot.
“We have put ourselves able the place we’re not less than knocking on the door. We’ll find yourself the place we deserve to finish up.”
Leeds, in sixth, have quite a few absences for the go to of the Robins, with Liam Sutcliffe, Luke Gale, Zane Tetevano, Jack Walker, Mikolaj Oledzki, Callum McLelland, King Vuniyayawa and Alex Mellor all out.
Rob Lui and Konrad Hurrell return for the Rhinos.
The guests might be with out Greg Minikin for the journey to Headingley after he suffered a severe knee harm towards Castleford.
Korbin Sims may return for Hull KR having missed their previous 4 video games with a leg harm, whereas fellow prop Tom Whur may additionally characteristic.
Leeds (from): T Briscoe, Newman, Hurrell, Handley, Lui, Leeming, Prior, Martin, Dwyer, Myler, Smith, Holroyd, Thompson, Sutcliffe, Walters, L Briscoe, Donaldson, O’Connor, Broadbent, Gannon, Johnson.
Hull KR (from): Crooks, Kenny-Dowall, Abdull, Vete, Parcell, Sims, Takairangi, Linnett, Litten, King, Storton, Dagger, Lewis, Keyes, Milnes, Maher, Johnson, Mustapha, Tate, Whur, Keinhorst.
Referee: C. Kendall