LIAM BOTHAM has rejoined Leeds after a loan spell with the London Broncos.
Botham spent two months with the Broncos, scoring three tries in eight games, but missed Sunday's vital 22-20 triumph over Wigan with a shoulder injury.
He will now return to Headingley for the rest of the season and compete for a place in the Rhinos side as they chase the Super League title.
That process begins this weekend when the Rhinos visit the Giants in Sunday's Sky TV clash (4.30).
"Liam has benefited a great deal from his time in London," said Leeds coach Tony Smith.
"But we felt it was best both for ourselves and Liam to have him back now."
While Botham's place in the Leeds first team in the short term is uncertain, it's a totally different matter for stand-off Danny McGuire.
The half-back crossed the line against Wakefield on Sunday for his 29th try in Super League IX to break Paul Newlove's Super League try record which was set in Super League I in 1996.
And it seems certain he will add considerably to that tally between now and the end of the season in October.
"He's got to be proud of it, and we're all proud of him," added former Giants coach Smith.
"But he's a team player. If he was just into records or tryscoring he wouldn't have done the team thing; he's an impressive young man."
* Underbank Rangers are setting their sights on a day of glory at Widnes Vikings' Halton Stadium.
RFL officials have this week confirmed the Super League ground will host a triple-headed Finals day on Sunday, October 10.
The stadium has staged the LHF Healthplan National League I Qualifying Final and the National League I Grand Final for several years.
But it will now also host the National League III Grand Final, proving the likes of Underbank with an extra incentive for their play-off bid.