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Palmer set for comeback

02 December 2003

England international Tom Palmer is set to make his long awaited come back for Leeds Tykes for the club's Development side when they take on New Zealand U21 Development XV on Tuesday 2nd December at Headingley, kick off 6.15pm.

Palmer had knee surgery after returning from Canada when touring with England this summer but he is now set to make his comeback after receiving the all clear by the surgeon who performed the operation.

The Tykes game against the touring New Zealand side is part of dual code double header at Headingley with the Tykes game being followed by the U18 Academy World Club Challenge between Leeds Rhinos and Australian champions Penrith Panthers.

The Tykes team also includes a number of first team players including Liam Botham, Ryan Walker, Tim Walsh, Matt Cardey, Michael Cusack and Matt Stockdale, who made his debut for the first team in Saturday's win over NEC Harlequins. Also included is number eight Colm Rigney who plays his first game after serving a nine week suspension.

Palmer is on the bench but is expected to play some part to continue his rehabilitation. Admission is �5 for adults and �2 concessions.

 

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