Cumbria's Kyle Amor facing Leeds Rhinos or Wakefield decision
Last updated at 11:37, Friday, 03 August 2012
Cumbrian Kyle Amor admits he faces a big decision over his future after being offered the chance to rejoin Super League champs Leeds Rhinos.
The former Whitehaven prop spent much of last year on loan from Leeds at Super League rivals Wakefield Trinity before signing a contract with the Wildcats in the off-season.
But Leeds retained the option to re-sign him by Tuesday this week. And the two top-flight clubs have now opted to put the ball in Amor’s court, leaving him to resolve where his future lies.
“It’s not something I can decide overnight,” said the ex-Hensingham amateur. “I’m going to sit down with my family and people around me and decide what’s best for me and my family.
“It’s going to be a tough decision. I’m grateful to Leeds for allowing me the opportunity over the last two years to rack up 50-odd games. And I’m grateful to Wakefield for taking me on and offering me that unique deal.
“There’s a lot to think about over the coming weeks. But my focus is to keep playing well for all the lads and the club (Wakefield).
“I’m not going to give any less than I have all year. I always give everything.
“There isn’t a major rush for a decision but I have to weight it up.”
The Wildcats travel to local rivals Castleford this weekend, and that is his main focus at present, though it’s doubtful Wakefield will reach the play-offs this term.
“It would be remarkable if we get to the play-offs, but as a group we haven’t spoken about that,” the 25-year-old said. “We’ve just spoken about finishing with momentum and taking that in to next year.
“We had 18 new signings this year and it was almost like a new club. At the moment I want to concentrate on the big derby on Sunday.”
Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington, who first spotted Amor’s talent on a scouting mission to the Recre to watch a rival player in a game against Doncaster in 2009, said: “He can make the decision any time between now and the end of the season, but it is most likely to be at the end of the season.
“We have taken the urgency out of it and all parties are comfortable with that.”
First published at 11:28, Friday, 03 August 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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