It will be their fourth Super League fixture in 13 days and comes just 96 hours after an epic 22-16 win at Warrington Wolves on Monday night.
That was Rhinos’ fourth successive victory and they are beginning to mount a push for a place in the play-offs, but coach Richard Agar admitted: “If I am honest, my thought at the moment is ‘how are we going to back up on Friday’?”
He confirmed: “These boys need mentally refreshing.
“They are exhausted, absolutely exhausted.
“We probably aren’t going to review the game this week, we’ll give them time off and turn up for a team run on Thursday and try and summon up enough energy to play the team at the top of the competition.”
Luke Gale will be available after a ban and the RFL’s match review panel has taken no further action against Leeds’s Liam Sutcliffe and Rob Lui who were sin-binned following separate incidents in the final 10 minutes against Warrington.
Referee Liam Moore showed Sutcliffe a yellow card for a high tackle on Josh Thewlis, but the review panel’s report stated: “Player grabs around the shoulder first and rides up into the head.”
Lui followed for a professional foul and also avoided a charge. Warrington’s Stefan Ratchford was charged with grade A dangerous contact following a late hit on Kruise Leeming in the second minute, but was not suspended.