Leeds Rhinos youngster Jack Sinfield has been included in Lancashire’s academy squad to take on Yorkshire in game three of the series.
Sinfield’s Lancashire side holds a 2-0 lead over Yorkshire with the halfback called back into the squad by former Leeds prop and England international Paul Anderson who is head of England pathways.
Sinfield missed the earlier fixtures as part of the Leeds first team squads with the Rhinos presumably unwilling to allow him to play for fear of them needing him with the Rhinos at times struggling for players this season.
Sinfield, son of former Leeds skipper and seven-time Super League Champion Kevin, has made three appearances for the club in 2022 starting with a debut against Castleford before featuring in wins over Toulouse and Hull KR at Headingley.
A life long Leeds fan who went to games as a youngster, many might expect him to be playing for Yorkshire but Jack was raised in Oldham where his dad Kevin comes from and still goes to school in the town.
Sinfield could come up against five Leeds teammates with Bailey Aldridge, Alfie Edgell, Jake Higgins, Riley Lumb and Max Simpson – who made his debut alongside Sinfield – all in the Yorkshire squad.
This is good experience for all six of the Rhinos youngsters but especially Sinfield.
It’s a chance for the young man to boss a high profile game after showing for Leeds that he has the ability to drag a game to his pace and dictate it from there.
Leeds fans should keep an eye on what the organiser can do in this fixture.