Hall injury blow for Rhinos

Published: Thursday 9th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Leeds have been left short of options on the wing after Ryan Hall was ruled out for four weeks with a hand injury.

The England international has scored five tries in the first nine rounds of Super League but will have to watch on from the sidelines over the next month.

The Rhinos are already without Tom Briscoe, who is not expected to return until June as he recovers from shoulder surgery.

Ash Handley has proved an able deputy and the table-toppers are now set to hand an opportunity to another youngster, with Ashton Golding next in line.

Leeds head coach Brian McDermott said: “It is a massive shame for Ryan and a big blow to us, but we have dealt with and handled injuries well in the past and I am sure this will only serve to provide an opening for another of our hungry and keen academy products that have a huge desire to play for the Leeds Rhinos first team.

“Ryan will be out for four weeks. That is not enough time to get unfit but long enough to lose his sharpness if we don’t manage that time well.

“He will keep fit and strong under the supervision of Jason Davidson and I am sure this will be beneficial to Ryan in the long run given he did not have as long a pre-season as the rest of the group because of his commitments with England.”

The Rhinos this weekend come up against in-form Salford and former winger Ben Jones-Bishop, who left Headingley Carnegie after losing his place to Briscoe.

Published: Thursday 9th April 2015 by The News Editor

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