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Sinfield and Leuluai return for Rhinos as Duckworth becomes latest Academy graduate

Leeds Rhinos have been given a major boost ahead of this Friday’s Super League clash at Wakefield with the news that captain Kevin Sinfield is set to return from injury along with prop Kylie Leuluai.
Sinfield and Leuluai return for Rhinos as Duckworth becomes latest Academy graduate
by rleague.com

Issued on behalf of Leeds Rhinos  
 
Leeds Rhinos have been given a major boost ahead of this Friday’s Super League clash at Wakefield with the news that captain Kevin Sinfield is set to return from injury along with prop Kylie Leuluai.

The Rhinos injury concerns have not abated however and England centre Kallum Watkins has been ruled out with an ankle injury which will allow 19-year-old James Duckworth to come in for his debut after impressing in the club’s Under 19 side this season. A tall rangy winger, he joined the Rhinos in 2009 from local amateur club Whinmoor Warriors and played for England Academy in 2011.

Sinfield has missed the last five games with a thumb injury since suffering a fracture in England’s win over the Exiles in mid-June. It will the 499th appearance of Sinfield’s career having previously made 455 appearances for Leeds since his debut in 1997, 14 for Great Britain, 22 for England, 4 for Lancashire, one non-Test appearance for Great Britain and three appearances for England against the Exiles.

The squad in full is:

1. Zak Hardaker
2. Ben Jones-Bishop
4. Joel Moon
5. Ryan Hall
7. Rob Burrow
8. Kylie Leuluai
10. Jamie Peacock
12. Carl Ablett
13. Kevin Sinfield (c)
15. Brett Delaney
17. Ian Kirke
18. Chris Clarkson
21. Richard Moore
22. Jimmy Keinhorst
23. Brad Singleton
26. Liam Sutcliffe
27. Thomas Minns
30. Alex Foster
32. James Duckworth




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