THE Kyle Eastmond ‘will-he, won’t he’ play sub-plot is one aspect Leeds Rhinos boss Richard Agar was playing close to his chest when conducting a joint press conference with Saints coach Kristian Woolf earlier today.

The former Saints scrum half, who left the club and league for Bath rugby union in 2011, returned to the 13-man code in the off season.

He has not featured yet….but plenty of eyes are fixed on a possible return against his old club for Saturday's Challenge Cup tie.

Without giving anything away, Agar said: “I would have no problems putting Kyle in, but we will have a look at the state of our team towards the end of the week and make some calls on it then.”

Saints assistant Paul Wellens, plus skipper James Roby, Tommy Makinson and Jonny Lomax have all played in the same team as Eastmond.

But that was 10 years ago – and the coaching staff have very little to put together when dissecting his game ahead of this one.

But Woolf was not getting side-tracked by a focus on one opposition player.

He said: “It (The fact he has not played league for 10 years0 makes preview on him really difficult.

“A number of staff and players here have played with him – but that was a long time ago and things change as well.

“You do obviously have a look at the opposition and in today’s coaching there are no secrets.

“It is very easy to pull everything; the things that teams do and the way they put sets together and the way they defend – and put them on video so you have an understanding on how you think other teams are going to play.

“But you have to have a focus on yourself as well and making sure you get yourself right and are making improvements from last week and getting the best out of your own players.

“We are not going to get too caught up in what Leeds might be doing with the team or who might play where, we have to concentrate on ourselves.”