Kallum Watkins cleared for Leeds return

Leeds captain Kallum Watkins has been given the all-clear to make his return after seven months out.

Watkins, 27, suffered an ACL injury against Castleford at the Magic Weekend in May, and the Tigers are the opponents for his planned return this Sunday.

Coach Dave Furner has named his strongest available squad for the game, including new signings Trent Merrin, Konrad Hurrell, Tui Lolohea and James Donaldson.

The Rhinos are without Tom Briscoe, Carl Ablett, Dom Crosby and Luke Briscoe through injury.