Diskin to complete comeback next month

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The Great Britain and Leeds hooker Matt Diskin hopes to return to Super League next month after his knee reconstruction.

The Great Britain and Leeds hooker Matt Diskin hopes to return to Super League next month after his knee reconstruction.

Diskin ruptured his cruciate ligament on his international debut last November. He played for an hour of Thursday's senior academy match against Keighley at Headingley.

The 23-year-old, who was the Rhinos' player of the year in their championship-winning campaign of 2004, said: "I was blowing a bit at the end but that is to be expected. It was just great to get back out there and playing a game, especially at Headingley.

"The knee felt fine after the game. I took a couple of bangs on it and it felt fine, which I was pleased about. Hopefully, I can have a couple of more games in the senior academy to get my match fitness back and make myself available for selection for the first team."

There are two intriguing semi-finals today in the Northern Rail Cup. Castleford and Whitehaven are promotion rivals this season and they meet again at The Jungle.

The rivalry between Hull KR and Doncaster has boiled over in recent times and both clubs were fined this week for a brawl last season.

Rovers sacked their coach, Harvey Howard, this week.

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