Major player set to return for Leeds Rhinos ahead of huge clash with Hull KR

By Aaron Bower

Konrad Hurrell could make a surprise return for Leeds Rhinos in their potentially must-win Super League encounter with Hull Kingston Rovers on Friday night after being named in Richard Agar's 21-man squad.

The Rhinos know that if Castleford defeat Warrington on Thursday evening, they must follow suit 24 hours later against the Robins to guarantee a place in the play-offs.

And Hurrell, who initially looked set to miss the rest of the season with a foot problem, has been named in the Leeds squad for the game on Friday - in what could turn out to be his farewell appearance for the club should the Rhinos fail to make the top six.

Hurrell has agreed a deal to sign for St Helens in 2022, but he could now be given a farewell at Headingley this weekend if he is passed fit for the game.

Hurrell is joined by half-back Rob Lui, while promising youngster Morgan Gannon is back in the 21-man squad after being rested last week. James Donaldson is also named after missing last Friday's defeat to St Helens with illness.

Leeds Rhinos 21-man squad: T om Briscoe, Harry Newman, Konrad Hurrell, Ash Handley, Rob Lui, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, Rhyse Martin, Brad Dwyer, Richie Myler, Cameron Smith, Tom Holroyd, Bodene Thompson, Alex Sutcliffe, Sam Walters, Luke Briscoe, James Donaldson, Jarrod O'Connor, Jack Broadbent, Morgan Gannon, Corey Johnson.


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