CRAIG Lingard has picked a strong squad for Cougars' home clash with Leeds Rhinos on Sunday.

The pre-season friendly is part of long-serving Aussie prop Brendon Rawlins' testimonial year and will see his best friend and Keighley legend James Feather come out of a retirement in a one-off appearance.

Prop Samir Tahraoui is included for the first time since re-signing for Cougars, having recovered from post-season surgery, while Andy Gabriel returns after missing last week's trip to Oldham through a pre-approved holiday.

Half-back Benn Hardcastle is passed fit to play after being forced from the field with a hyper-extended elbow in Keighley's 52-6 defeat at Whitebank.

Captain Josh Tonks and Matty Beharrell are among those recalled, with Josh Lynam, Matthew Bailey, Mike Emmett, Nathan Conroy, Ryan Wright and Brad Nicholson also back.

Trae O’Sullivan (concussion) and Aidan Scully (back) are still ruled out and have been joined in the treatment room by Cameron Leeming, who suffered a knee injury in training.

Cougars squad v Leeds: Ritchie Hawkyard, Andy Gabriel, Hamish Barnes, Adam Ryder, Davey Dixon, Matty Beharrell, Scott Law, Nathan Conroy, James Feather, Josh Lynam, Brendon Rawlins, Mike Emmett, Ryan Wright, Josh Tonks, Matthew Bailey, Benn Hardcastle, Samir Tahraoui, Brad Nicholson, Dan Parker.