Leeds Rhinos: Forward Mullally hoping to make French date

IRELAND INTERNATIONAL front-rower Anthony Mullally is confident of being back in action when Leeds Rhinos play host to Catalans Dragons on Friday.

Monday, 26th February 2018, 9:00 pm
Anthony Mullally

Mullally missed the World Club Challenge in Melbourne and Rhinos’ Betfred Super League defeat at his hometown club Widnes Vikings two days ago due to a finger injury suffered in the win over Hull KR at Elland Road on February 8.

There were fears he was facing a long lay-off, but he said: “I am good and hopefully I’ll be back in this week.

“The bone came through the skin, but there was no ligament or bone damage so it was just a matter of waiting for that to heal and as soon as that’s right I can crack on.”

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Second-rower Carl Ablett – who missed the Widnes game due to a groin problem – also has a chance of featuring this week, but the Rhinos are set to be without German international centre Jimmy Keinhorst.

He suffered a knee problem early in the second half at Select Security Stadium and underwent a scan yesterday. Ryan Hall (tonsillitis) is likely to be out of action for another week, but Tom Briscoe – who also withdrew the day before the game – could come back into contention if his back problem clears up. Ash Golding suffered minor knee damage on Sunday, but is expected to be given the all-clear.