Leeds Rhinos: Prop Amor’s still in the dark over his future

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PROP Kyle Amor still hasn’t been told whether he will be playing for Leeds Rhinos or Wakefield Trinity Wildcats next season.

Amor expects to be informed where his future lies next Tuesday – the day after the sides meet in a Stobart Super League derby at Rapid Solicitors Stadium, Belle Vue.

The Cumbrian, who joined Rhinos from Whitehaven ahead of the 2010 season, spent last year on loan at Wakefield and signed a three-year contract at the end of it.

But the deal included a clause giving Rhinos an option to re-sign Amor and that decision is due on July 31.

“They have got to let myself and Wakefield know the day after the [next Monday’s] game,” Amor confirmed.

“That makes it a interesting, but I am pretty certain they will have made their mind up either way by now.

“I don’t think it will affect the outcome much, either way. If they’ve decided I am going back and I don’t have my best game I don’t think it’ll make any difference.

“And the same if they decide my future lies at Wakefield and then I do play really well.”

Amor stressed he has no idea what Rhinos will decide. He added: “I have just been focused on playing each week at Wakefield.

“It has been in the back of my mind, but I’ve just tried to focus my hardest on the club I am at now.”

And the 25-year-old front-rower insisted he will be a winner whatever the outcome is.

He said: “I feel like I have come on so much in the last two years and that has come through playing regular rugby.

“When I signed for Wakefield I wanted to be playing each and every week. If I do go back to Leeds I am aware of how big their squad is and what the challenge will be ahead of me.

“I will want to go back and do my best to rise to the challenge, but I am playing most weeks here at Wakefield, so it is a win-win situation for me.”

Rhinos are on a six-game hot streak, which began with a 44-40 home victory against Wildcats on June 18.

Wakefield are also in buoyant mood following their 35-14 success at Huddersfield Giants last Sunday.

Amor said: “That was a good win. We said at half-time we needed to keep hold of the ball and if we did that, we knew we had them.

“We know we are a good side when we hold on to the ball. That is one of the main points that has been letting us down, our completion rate and the way we finish sets hasn’t been good.

“That’s something we’ve focused on and we know we have to be on top of our game against Leeds.

“They are a good side and even if they aren’t playing well, they have got individuals who can score tries out of nowhere.”

Matt Parcell.

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