Leeds recall Keinhorst following Watkins injury

Leeds Rhinos have recalled Jimmy Keinhorst from his loan spell at Widnes.

The centre’s spell at the Vikings was extended last week, with Leeds holding the option of recalling the 27-year-old.

But with Kallum Watkins suffering an injury in their Magic Weekend defeat to Castleford on Saturday, Leeds have wasted little time recalling the German international.

“We would like to thank Jimmy for his time and efforts at Widnes Vikings, and wish him all the best for the season ahead. We are also grateful to Leeds Rhinos for facilitating this loan,” said Widnes head coach Denis Betts.

Keinhorst made three appearances for Widnes, scoring one try.