Leeds Rhinos: Hooker Ward on standby for debut

Robbie Ward.

Robbie Ward.

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UNDER-19S HOOKER Robbie Ward is in line to make his first-team debut for Leeds Rhinos against visitors Hull tonight.

Ward is a product of the Oulton Raiders amateur club and played for England academy against France in a one-off Test against France at Castleford Tigers’ Mend-a-Hose Jungle last Friday.

Meanwhile, England centre Kallum Watkins is expected to return after illness and Tom Briscoe, who was rested last week, is also in contention, but Jamie Peacock drops out due to a leg injury.

Hull could give a debut to centre or second-row Setaimata Sa, the former Catalan Dragons player who joined them this week after a brief spell in rugby union with London Irish.

Ben Crooks, Richard Horne and Jordan Thompson are also vying for a recall, but Jason Crookes is suspended following his sending off in last weekend’s derby defeat to Hull KR and Garreth Carvell is dropped.

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