LEEDS COULD BE WITHOUT A NUMBER OF PLAYERS

A number of players had since departed Leeds, which is worrying for the club. England flanker Hendre Fourie has joined Sale Sharks, while Daniel Browne and Juan Gomez have been released.

Full-back Leigh Hinton, winger Henry Fa’afili, scrum-halves Alex Black and Warren Fury and prop Jesus Moreno-Rodriguez will not get new deals.

Chief executive Gary Hetherington said: “Obviously following relegation there will be a rationalising process.”