Leeds coach Neil Back says that Lewis-Pratt and Tincknell could become the new stars for team this season. Fly-half Lewis-Pratt, 19, and centre Tinknell, 22, impressed on their debuts in the 22-21 defeat at Gloucester.

“Christian showed great maturity in his game management. He knows what he needs to work on and he will continue to improve,” Back told BBC Radio Leeds.

James also gave a fantastic show and he will be a key player for us later in the season.” Lewis-Pratt’s appearance at Kingsholme was his first in the Premiership, despite having had spells at London Irish and Northampton.

He scored 16 of Leeds’ 21 points at Glouceseter. Tincknell’s appearance, off the bench, marked a major milestone in an incredible two years.