Rohan Smith names 21-man squad for Catalans Dragons fixture as two key men return

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Rohan Smith has named his 21-man squad for Saturday’s away trip to Perpignan as Leeds Rhinos take on 3rd placed Catalans Dragons.

The Rhinos have received a major boost with halfback Aidan Sezer back in the fold. The former Canberra and Huddersfield man has been out with a hand injury since Magic Weekend.

Matt Prior returns from a two-match suspension. The veteran Australian will add his vast amounts of experience to the forwards, and it will mean Bodene Thompson is likely to return to the bench, should he play.

Despite taking a knock in the Wigan game, David Fusitu’a retains his place. The Tongan international picked up a foot injury in the first half but carried on until late into the second half when he was brought off as a precaution.

Yusuf Aydin, who joined the Rhinos just two weeks ago, has returned to Wakefield Trinity after his loan signing came to an end.

Liam Tindall and Corey Johnson have both joined Bradford Bulls on loan to get game time.

Predicted team to face Catalans:

33. Zak Hardaker
2. David Fusitu’a
3. Harry Newman
4. Liam Sutcliffe
5. Ash Handley
16. Richie Myler
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Mikolaj Oledzki
24. Jarrod O’Connor
10. Matt Prior
11. James Bentley
12. Rhyse Martin
17. Cameron Smith
14. Brad Dwyer
21. Morgan Gannon
25. James Donaldson
27. Muizz Mustapha

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