Leeds Rhinos loan trio to Featherstone Rovers
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 21/07/16 7:20pm
Leeds have agreed to loan Jordan Baldwinson, Josh Walters and Luke Briscoe to Championship side Featherstone for the rest of the season and could face them in the Super 8s Qualifiers.
Walters, who scored the match-winning try in the Rhinos' 22-20 Super League Grand Final win over Wigan at Old Trafford last October, is one of a host of Leeds players who have spent time with Rovers this year as part of the dual-registration agreement between the two clubs.
All three are expected to play in Featherstone's crucial clash with Bradford on Sunday, when the winners will clinch a place in the Qualifiers, alongside Super League clubs Leeds, Huddersfield, Salford and Hull KR.
Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington said: "We have had an excellent relationship with Featherstone this season and wish them well for their massive game this Sunday.
"We will make a decision on the dual-registered players in due course but, if they are not required by Brian McDermott for the first team for the Qualifiers, they will be released to join Featherstone.
"Team selection for Featherstone will be a matter entirely for them and we will not place any restrictions on when players can play."
Rovers coach Jon Sharp said: "At the start of the season the purpose of this partnership was to allow us to complement our squad and I think it's been a great success."