Leeds and Salford prepare for Wembley

Leeds Rhinos and Salford Red Devils will take part in the Challenge Cup Final on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

The Rhinos are taking part in their first final since they last won the competition in 2015, while Salford head to the capital for the first time since 1969, when they lost against Castleford.

Salford are coming into the game off the back of a 24-22 defeat against Hull KR, a match that ended a run of five straight victories.

Meanwhile, Leeds lost against Warrington Wolves last time out, ending their two match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Team News

After giving youth a chance last week, Leeds return almost to full strength for this one.

Tom Briscoe, Ash Handley, Rob Lui, Luke Gale, Ava Seumanufagai, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, Alex Mellor, Rhyse Martin, Liam Sutcliffe, Richie Myler, Mikolaj Oldeski and James Donaldson all return to the 21-man-squad.

Dropping out are the cup-tied trio of Bodene Thompson, James Harrison and Brett Ferres, as well as Callum McLelland, Sam Walters, Muizzz Mustapha, Jarrod O’Connor, Jack Broadbent, Corey Hall, Liam Tindall, Harvey Whiteley, Levi Edwards and Loui McConnell.

Salford are boosted by the return of Niall Evalds from injury ahead of this one.

Joining him are Kris Welham, Tui Lolohea, Joey Lussick, Gil Dudson, James Greenwood, Rhys Williams and former Rhino Kallum Watkins.

Meanwhile, Dan Sarginson and Jack Ormondroyd have been identified as the two players to test positive for COVID-19, and will sit this one out.

Also out of the team are Andy Ackers, Tom Gilmore and Olly Ashall-Bott, who are cup-tied, as well as Connor Jones, Connor Aspey and Luis Roberts.

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