Sinfield primed for fitness battle
Kevin Sinfield has vowed to be fit for Leeds Rhinos' trip to France next weekend but coach Brian McDermott is resigned to being without his influential captain during their immediate efforts to maintain an excellent start to the First Utility Super League season.
The goalkicking stand-off hobbled off with an ankle injury seven minutes from the end of the Rhinos' 18-12 win over Warrington Wolves at Headingley on Friday night to take some of the gloss of his side's second successive victory.
"Kev being Kev is telling me he's going to be right for next week but the medical staff are pulling me to one side and saying it's not good," said McDermott, whose team play Catalan Dragons in Perpignan next Friday.
"I don't think it's a break but he'll go through all the processes with the medical staff and we'll get him scanned and everything.
"It's too early to make predictions but I don't think it will be any less than a couple of weeks."