Leeds prop forward to miss major match after ban

Leeds prop forward Kylie Leuluai will miss the champions' Super League preliminary semi-final against Catalan Dragons in Perpignan on Friday night after he was given a one-match ban.

Leuluai, who has been absent for only one of the Rhinos' 34 matches so far this season, was given the suspension, along with a £300 fine, after being found guilty by the Rugby Football League's disciplinary committee of a grade B offence of punching.

He had been cited by the RFL's match-review panel for the offence on winger Peter Fox in the last minute of the Rhinos' 42-20 play-off win over Wakefield last Saturday.