Leeds Rhinos: Talented trio on the brink of milestones

Rob Burrow.
Rob Burrow.
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THREE LEEDS Rhinos players will go into tonight’s home clash with Wigan Warriors in sight of a career milestone.

Rob Burrow needs two tries to reach 200 for his career. He has scored 178 tries for Leeds, plus touchdowns for Great Britain (four), England (nine), England ‘A’ (five) and England under-21s (two). He also made two non-try scoring appearances for Yorkshire.

Burrow needs to play one game to draw level with Danny Orr in eighth place in the list of all-time Super League appearances.

Meanwhile, Zak Hardaker and Kallum Watkins both need two tries to reach a career century of touchdowns.

Hardaker has scored 65 tries for Leeds since 2011, to go with representative scores for England (three) and England Knights (two). He also scored 28 tries for previous club Featherstone Rovers.

Watkins has scored 90 tries for Leeds since 2008, to go with eight for England.

Forwards Stevie Ward (ankle) and Mitch Achurch (wrist) are both in contention to return from long-term injury tonight.

Fellow back-rower Josh Walters is also vying for a recall, but Paul Aiton (broken arm) drops out from last week’s team.

Wigan’s 19 includes the players who beat Huddersfield last week, plus Ben Flower and Ryan Sutton.