FIT-AGAIN Leeds Rhinos hooker Brad Dwyer is relishing a rare chance to face his hometown club Wigan Warriors.
The 24-year-old, who joined from Warrington Wolves over the winter, is back in the Leeds side after missing three recent games.
Dwyer started for the first time in Rhinos’ colours during the Good Friday draw at Huddersfield Giants, came off the bench against Salford Red Devils and again when they won 28-26 at Wakefield Trinity on Sunday.
Defending champions Leeds now sit fourth, but just a point behind second-placed Wigan who visit Emerald Headingley on Friday.
“I normally go all right against Wigan so I am excited for it,” he said, having forced his way back into Brian McDermott’s plans.
“I’ve not played against them too many times so I’m looking forward to getting another chance at Headingley.
“And hopefully there’ll be a good crowd on and it’ll be a good occasion.
“Obviously, on the back of last week – and Easter – it was tough at Wakefield, but we spoke about going out there strong and fast and I thought we did that.
“We finished the game strong and we came away with two points, which makes our Easter period pretty decent – five points out of six.”
Former Leeds second-row Chris Clarkson, however, could be set for a lengthy suspension.
The Hull KR forward has been charged with a Grade D dangerous throw in the win against another of his former clubs Widnes Vikings on Saturday night.
The incident has been referred to this evening’s independent operational rules tribunal and, if found guilty, the 28-year-old could be hit with a five-game ban.