The Canterbury Bulldogs could be forced to name former Leeds player Bradley Clyde in their team lineup for Friday's Carnegie World Club Challenge against the Rhinos.
The Bulldogs are likely be without forward Trevor Thurling (hamstring) and winger Trent Cutler (calf) after both players suffered injuries in training.
Clyde, 35, has not played since leaving Leeds in 2001 but insists he is ready to come to Canterbury's aid.
"If we are forced into it, I will play him," Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes said.
"It is too late to bring anybody else in."
"If I was 17th man standing, then I'd play." Clyde said.
Folkes rates Thurling's chances of playing as 50/50 while Cutler will continue to have treatment in a bid to take part.