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Burrow delighted to be back

Leeds Rhinos hooker Rob Burrow has expressed his excitement at the prospect of making his return from injury in Friday’s clash against Hull KR.

The diminutive playmaker has been missing for Brian McDermott's men since breaking his collarbone in their Tetley's Challenge Cup win over St Helens in April.

Three months later Burrow has been given a clean bill of health and the 31-year-old is chomping at the bit to return and help the Rhinos back to winning ways.

\"It's great (to be back),\" Burrow told Sky Sports. \"No one wants to be out injured for any length of time. It's hard.

\"To watch 10 games and you not be part of it is really, really frustrating. At the same time I've been like a big kid this week.

\"It's just to be on the pitch doing what everyone else is doing rather than your rehab and your own thing. It's a pretty lonely place when you're out injured so it's good to be back. It's going to be good to get back on the pitch.

\"The bone's healed fine. The X-ray showed it's absolutely perfect now. There's nothing to fear really apart from a few bumps and bruises.

\"I'll be sore after the first game and the first few games, but my body will get used to it. Two or three games in hopefully I'll be back to full fitness.\"

Leeds suffered a surprise 16-14 loss to Wakefield last Friday and Burrow knows the Rhinos will need to be on song if they are to topple a Hull KR side who arrive at Headingley on the back of putting St Helens to the sword.

\"There's all the hallmarks there to be a great game. It's going to be a real tough game,\" he continued.

\"Obviously Hull KR are a very good side. We know we need to be on our game. We have to be on our guard and move on from last week's loss."