Scott Freer has returned from his injury and Leeds will certainly be welcome him back. The hooker, 21, has only just returned from a year out due to knee reconstruction surgery.

With Andy Titterrell out for the season, Freer will be needed when Steve Thompson goes on Six Nations duty.

Director of rugby Andy Key told BBC Radio Leeds: “He has played a few games and has got himself close to what he was before the injury.”

Academy product Freer has represented England at U18 and U19 level and was expected to feature in the first team last season before his serious injury.