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Preview: Leeds v Wigan

and Wigan have both named their 19 man squad for Saturday's Carnegie Challenge Cup semi final.
Preview: Leeds v Wigan
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and Wigan have both named their 19 man squad for Saturday's Carnegie Challenge Cup semi final.

Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott has selected his 19 man squad to face Wigan Warriors this Saturday at Galpharm Stadium for the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi final.

Kylie Leuluai and Jamie Jones-Buchanan return to the squad after being rested last week for the win over Hull FC. Richard Moore misses out this week on the 19 man squad.

15 of the 19 players named played in last season's extra time semi final win over Castleford Tigers and it is the same number who faced Wigan in the Cup Final at Wembley. The four players who were not involved last season were new signings Darrell Griffin and Shaun Lunt and young stars Stevie Ward and Zak Hardaker.

Lunt and Griffin both played for Huddersfield Giants in the Challenge Cup semi final win over St Helens in 2009.

Warriors Head Coach Shaun Wane has named his 19 man squad for Saturday's Carnegie Challenge Cup Semi-Final with Josh Charnley, Michael McIlorum, Jeff Lima and Paul Prescott all returning to the squad.

Charnley who has bagged 25 tries already this season, missed the win at Wakefield with a calf injury he sustained whilst playing for England.

McIlorum missed the same game with a minor knock and prop Jeff Lima returns after been sidelined for the last three with a facial injury he picked up in training. Elswhere Paul Prescott has recovered from two injuries sustained in the Widnes game and is included and is up for selection.

Leeds Rhinos 19 Man Squad (in squad number order)

Ben Jones-Bishop, Kallum Watkins, Zak Hardaker, Ryan Hall, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow, Kylie Leuluai, Jamie Peacock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Carl Ablett, Kevin Sinfield(Captain), Brett Delaney, Ryan Bailey, Ian Kirke, Chris Clarkson, Weller Hauraki, Darrell Griffin, Stevie Ward, Shaun Lunt

Wigan Warriors 19 Man Squad (in squad number order)

Sam Tomkins, Josh Charnley, Darrell Goulding, George Carmont, Brett Finch, Paul Prescott, Michael McIlorum, Lee Mossop, Harrison Hansen, Gareth Hock, Sean O'Loughlin (Captain), Jeff Lima, Liam Farrell, Chris Tuson, Epalahame Lauaki, Ben Flower, Anthony Gelling, Jack Hughes, Dom Crosby.

Referee - Ben Thaler


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