Clyde misses 'get even' chance on Edwards

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Shaun Edwards is out of the London Broncos team to play in Canberra on Sunday, thus denying the opposing loose forward, Bradley Clyde, the chance for what Australians would call a "get-even", writes Dave Hadfield.

Edwards was sent off for a high tackle on Clyde during the Test at Wembley in 1994 and Clyde - no doubt with stirring up interest in this weekend's match in mind - had expressed a wish to "have a shot" in return.

He will not now have the chance, because a hamstring injury, which forced Edwards off the field at Brisbane and arguably cost London the match last Friday, has not improved sufficiently. That means that Josh White will partner Tulsen Tollett at half-back.

The Leeds coach, Dean Bell, has made two changes for tomorrow's game in Adelaide. Francis Cummins moves to centre for the injured Richie Blackmore, with Leroy Rivett coming in on the wing. Terry Newton will be on the bench, along with Graham Holroyd, whose reported link to Richmond is a mystery to the club.

"We know absolutely nothing about it," said the Leeds chief executive, Gary Hetherington.

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