Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos: Hood set for Super League debut

Liam Hood.
Liam Hood.
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Leeds Rhinos have confirmed that 20-year-old hooker Liam Hood will make his Super League debut in Friday’s derby at Castleford Tigers.

The Bradford-born academy product caught the eye in the Rhinos’ Boxing Day friendly against Wakefield but an ankle injury ruled him out of contention for a senior call-up until now.

“Liam Hood will make his Super League debut,” said coach Brian McDermott.

“Liam was impressive for us in pre-season and was unfortunate not to make his debut last season after being 18th man on a number of occasions.

“He is an exciting young player who possesses all the skills to succeed at the top level.”

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