Hardaker relieved to be back

Young winger Zak Hardaker says he is relieved to get another chance to play in the first team after a hand injury wrecked his previous chance to stake his claim.

The former Featherstone flyer has played two games for the Under 20s but will start only his second game after making a try scoring debut against Saints back in March. He suffered a hand injury after that game that kept him out of action but he now has a second chance to show what he can do.

He told Rhinos TV, "I am really glad to be back in the team. I have got a couple of games under my belt for the Under 20s and the injury feels fine. Hopefully I can perform well and keep my place in the side."