Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington has expressed his disappointment at a ruling that means Kylie Leuluai will be unable to play for Hunslet Hawks in the Championship this weekend as part of the game's dual registration process.
Commenting on the ruling, Hetherington said, "This decision is purely down to bureaucracy and red tape and it is so disappointing that Rugby League players are treated differently to other professional sportsmen and how little influence our governing body seem to have compared to other sports."
Since the flooding hit Kirkstall back in December the Junior Rhinos have been without a training ground but thanks to Leeds Underdogs, the training sessions can resume on Bedquilts playing fields in Adel.
The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys successfully completed their World Club Challenge Australian preparation with an 18-16 win over Intrust Super Cup feeder team the Townsville Blackhawks in their trial match at Jack Manski Oval.
Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow has been made captain of the side whilst skipper Danny McGuire is sidelined with a knee injury. He is in his 16th season at the club having won every available honour and will lead the side for the first time this Sunday at Widnes.