Warrington Wolves prop Glenn Riley to miss clash with Leeds Rhinos

Glenn Riley in the recent friendly against Salford Red Devils

Glenn Riley in the recent friendly against Salford Red Devils

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TONY Smith will be forced into at least one change when Warrington Wolves seek their first win of Super League 2014 at the home of his former club.

Wolves will have to tackle Leeds - 36-4 victors at Hull KR on Sunday - without prop Glenn Riley at Headingley in round two on Friday night.

The 21-year-old Cumbrian came off the bench against St Helens but injured his leg in the process of trying to prevent Italy international Anthony Laffranchi barging over for a killer try in the 80th second of the second half.

Wolves' head of coaching and rugby said: "He has a medial ligament strain and we're talking two to three weeks, hopefully two."

That means Riley is also likely to be absent for Wolves' next home game against Hull FC on March 2 and could return against London Broncos at their new home, The Hive, on March 9.

It is a slight setback for Riley, who was looking to take the opportunity to impress his boss while prop rivals Paul Wood and Ben Harrison were absent for the start of the season as they enter the final stages of their rehabilitation from close-season surgery.

Smith said: "He had a good pre-season and had earned his way into the team.

"It's a long seasoon and he will get another opportunity so he will be fine."

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9:12am Tue 18 Feb 14

Paris says...

The Leeds match is Friday, not Sunday.
The Leeds match is Friday, not Sunday. Paris
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10:05am Tue 18 Feb 14

MAD 4 IT says...

wish it was the other riley so PENNY can get a chance !
wish it was the other riley so PENNY can get a chance ! MAD 4 IT
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11:58am Tue 18 Feb 14

wolfitdown says...

No need for that, I hope Penny gets his chance but on merit it's not good to see any player injured, had the injuries we had after the GF occurred during mid season last year we would have been in a right mess.
No need for that, I hope Penny gets his chance but on merit it's not good to see any player injured, had the injuries we had after the GF occurred during mid season last year we would have been in a right mess. wolfitdown
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11:59am Tue 18 Feb 14

Paris says...

Paris wrote:
The Leeds match is Friday, not Sunday.
The original report said sunday! Clearly been corrected now.
[quote][p][bold]Paris[/bold] wrote: The Leeds match is Friday, not Sunday.[/p][/quote]The original report said sunday! Clearly been corrected now. Paris
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