Peacock to miss first Wembley Cup final

LEEDS RHINOS' Jamie Peacock has been left devastated by the news that he will miss the Challenge Cup final against Warrington because of the need for a knee reconstruction.

England's captain will also miss his country's Four Nations campaign after being told he faces up to eight months on the sidelines.

The prop, who would have been making his first Wembley final appearance a week on Saturday, visited a knee specialist yesterday and learned that a scan had shown he needed surgery.

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Peacock, 32, had fallen to the ground in pain late on during Friday night's win at Castleford.

"It has been a bit bewildering, if I am honest, as the injury did not feel any worse than previous knocks but the scans have revealed the worst possible news," he said.

Full story in Tuesday's Yorkshire Post.