Leeds Rhinos coach Richard Agar looks set to hand a debut to one of the club’s teenage stars on the same night that a retiring legend will grace the Headingley pitch for the final time.
18 year old Corey Johnson has been included in Agar’s extended squad after impressing in the under-19s this season and the young hooker is in line to make his first Super League appearance as Jamie Jones-Buchanan prepares to play his final game in the famous blue and amber against Warrington on Friday.
It’ll be JJB’s 421st game for the Rhinos and the eight time Super League champion will captain the side in his farewell match, with the injured Carl Ablett also set to say his goodbyes to the fans after announcing his retirement yesterday.
Leeds Rhinos 19 man squad in full:
1. Jack Walker, 4. Konrad Hurrell, 5. Ash Handley, 7. Richie Myler, 8. Adam Cuthbertson, 10. Brad Singleton, 13. Stevie Ward, 14. Brad Dwyer, 15. Liam Sutcliffe, 18. Nathaniel Peteru, 19. Mikolaj Oledzki, 20. Jamie Jones-Buchanan (C), 22. Cameron Smith, 24. Luke Briscoe, 25. James Donaldson, 29. Harry Newman, 34. Corey Johnson, 40. Robert Lui, 41. Rhyse Martin
Warrington Wolves 19 man squad in full:
1. Stefan Ratchford, 2. Tom Lineham, 3. Bryson Goodwin, 5. Josh Charnley, 6. Blake Austin, 8. Chris Hill (C), 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Mike Cooper, 11. Ben Currie, 12. Jack Hughes (C), 13. Ben Murdoch-Masila, 14. Jason Clark, 15. Declan Patton, 17. Joe Philbin, 18. Toby King, 19. Sitaleki Akauola, 22. Jake Mamo, 33. Matty Smith, 34. Ben Westwood