Leeds have confirmed that the squad is able to continue its preparations for Friday’s match against Hull KR, following an assessment of the club’s training facilities.
The facilities at Kirkstall had been partially flooded following Storm Ciara, which also put paid to the Rhinos’ scheduled trip to face Huddersfield on Sunday.
The base had to be completely refurbished following flood damage in 2016, but the club reports that damage has been minimal this rime around.
A club statement explains: “Back in 2016, the Rhinos were forced out of their training base for six months after the Boxing Day floods of 2015 as the building had to be stripped back to the brickwork and effectively re-built.
“However, a robust flood protection plan was installed around the building the club’s staff on hand on Sunday morning to lower the floodgates into place.
“The floodgates have done their job and the team were able to use the gym as normal this week and the rest of the building following a clean up to make sure there was no contamination from the flood waters from the River Aire into the building.”
The club remain hopeful that damage done to the facility’s artificial pitch doesn’t cause any long-term problems
The statement adds: “The artificial pitch is having the river water removed and will be checked and treated by specialists before the team can use it again however the damage is hopefully less than back in 2016.”