Leeds Rhinos star Gary Connolly is fighting to be fit for the clash with his former club Wigan Warriors this Friday.
Leeds Rhinos star Gary Connolly is fighting to be fit for the clash with his former club Wigan Warriors this Friday. The veteran full back suffered a calf strain in Saturday's Powergen Challenge Cup defeat to St Helens. He will be assessed throughout the week ahead of Friday's Tetley's Rugby Super League encounter with the Warriors at Headingley. Hooker Matt Diskin, who was forced from the field late in the game at Knowsley Road after taking a bang to the shoulder, is hoping to be fit after responding well to treatment. "We have got a few bumps and bruises," admitted coach Tony Smith, who has Richard Mathers ready to step in should Connolly miss out. The Rhinos went into the clash with Saints with a fully-fit squad, with Chris McKenna, Chris Feather and Jamie Jones-Buchanan missing out on a place in the 17.
Leeds Rhinos have had mixed news on the injury front with both Kallum Watkins and Kevin Sinfield hopefully able to return ahead of schedule but young prop Brad Singleton is battling to recover from a dead leg ahead of Sunday's trip to the Giants.
Official Partner of Super League BRUT for Men is on the hunt for the Leeds Rhinos Fan of Pride - someone who is a huge Rhinos supporter and is committed to the sport in their local community. Fans have until midnight on 25th June to make their nominations at www.brutformen.co.uk/superleague.
Former Leeds Rhinos stars Scott Donald and Robbie Mears could be back at Headingley Carnegie this July after being named in the Australian Police squad to travel to the UK for the Rugby League Festival of World Cups.
Fresh from leading Stanningley U16s to national title glory last weekend, Leeds Rhinos Academy coach Mark Lilley will this weekend swap the rugby ball for the saddle as he takes part in a fundraising effort for Joining Jack.