RHINOS BOOSTED BY SINFIELD RETURN
Leeds Rhinos have been boosted ahead of this Friday’s Powergen Challenge Cup Fifth Round tie with the news that captain Kevin Sinfield is available again after injury.
Leeds Rhinos have been boosted ahead of this Friday’s Powergen Challenge Cup Fifth Round tie with Rochdale Hornets at Headingley Carnegie with the news that captain Kevin Sinfield is available again after injury. Sinfield suffered a knee and ankle injury in the win over Hull back in April and has missed the last five weeks whilst he recovered. However, Head Coach Tony Smith has named the Great Britain international in his initial 20 man squad for Friday’s game and confirmed that he will return to the starting line up. "It is good to have Kevin back available to us and he is keen to get back out there. He has recovered quicker than some players with a similar injury because he has really looked after himself since the night the injury happened, it is a credit to Kevin’s professionalism and our medical staff that he is back for us for this Friday," commented Smith. The Rhinos will be without full back Richard Mathers who will have a scan on his injured knee this afternoon to ascertain the extent of the injury. Jamie Peacock has been rested this week after only missing one game so far this season. Young winger Danny Williams is recalled to the squad to complete the 20 man squad. Members have until 12 noon on Friday to save up to £5 by pre purchasing their tickets. By pre-purchasing their ticket, members can take advantage of savings across all categories. Main Stand tickets are reduced by £5 whilst there is a £4 saving on South Stand tickets. Supporters are reminded that entry to the South Stand is all ticket and there will be no cash turnstiles on the day in the South Stand. Cash turnstiles will be available for entry at either Kirkstall Lane or St Michael’s Lane to gain entry to the Western Terrace. The squad in full is: 2. Scott Donald 3. Chev Walker 4. Keith Senior 5. Lee Smith 6. Danny McGuire 7. Rob Burrow 8. Ryan Bailey 9. Matt Diskin 11. Ali Lauitiiti 12. Gareth Ellis 13. Kevin Sinfield (c) 14. Shane Millard 16. Willie Poching 17. Mark O’Neill 18. Jamie Jones-Buchanan 19. Chris Feather 20. Nick Scruton 21. Carl Ablett 22. Ian Kirke 26. Danny Williams