Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers: Squads are announced

England centre Kallum Watkins is in contention to return for Leeds Rhinos in Thursday’s derby at home to Castleford Tigers.

First Utility Super League Super 8's Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors. Rhinos Kallum Watkins goes over to score. 14th August 2015. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Rob Burrow is still struggling with a quad injury suffered in Rhinos’ Challenge Cup final win over Hull KR three weeks ago, but has also been recalled to the 19.

Ashton Golding is vying for a recall, but Mitch Achurch is unavailable due to a hand injury suffered in last Saturday’s defeat at Catalans Dragons.

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Centre or second-rower Jimmy Keinhorst has been told he does not need surgery on a damaged eye socket and could be back in action in two weeks’ time.

Tigers centre/second-row Matt Cook is set to return after a one-game ban and Liam Finn and Michael Channing are also on stand-by, with Gadwin Springer dropping out from the team beaten by St Helens last Thursday.

James Child will referee Thursday’s game.

The 19-man squads are:

Leeds Rhinos: Hardaker, Briscoe, Watkins, Moon, Hall, Sinfield, McGuire, Leuluai, Cuthbertson, Peacock, S Ward, Ablett, Delaney, Singleton, Walters, Lilley, Garbutt, Burrow, Golding.

Castleford Tigers Dorn, Gibson, McMeeken, Shenton, Solomona, Roberts, Gale, Lynch, Milner, Millington, Holmes, Moors, Wheeldon, Cook, Boyle, Maher, McShane, Finn, Channing.