Bailey blow for Rhinos
Leeds Rhinos’ injury woes are showing little signing of receding after prop Ryan Bailey was ruled out for six weeks with a broken thumb.
Bailey, who is due to have an operation next week to repair the damage, joins Carl Ablett, Kallum Watkins, Danny McGuire, Stevie Ward and Brett Delaney on the Rhinos' injury list ahead of Monday's re-arranged Super League game against Widnes Vikings.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: "This is disappointing news for Ryan as he was beginning to produce his best form again after an injury lay-off earlier in the season.
"Our resources are being tested at present but this will give an opportunity to someone else and I expect them to grab it with both hands."