Edwards was found guilty of aiming a forearm at an opponent but did not make contact. Thomas, a young recruit from rugby union in Worcester, would have started for the first time, with the transfer-listed Josh White out of favour.
The Bradford Bulls will collect the Stones Super League Championship trophy after their match against Paris at Odsal tonight.
The Leeds captain, Gary Mercer, has failed in his appeal against a five- match ban for a high tackle. With Adrian Morley injured, the loose forward prospect, Kevin Sinfield, gets into the first-team squad for the first time, against Sheffield.
The game has been reassured by Chris Smith, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, that it will have full access to the planned National Academy of Sport.Reuse content