There have been plenty of questions over what next for Kruise Leeming.
The former Leeds Rhinos hooker left the club after a request to depart the club and has signed NRL club Gold Coast Titans on a deal till the end of the year but it is unclear whether he will stay down under or return to Super League.
He said on BBC Five Live, that he will talk to every Super League club and is presently without a club for 2024.
“Long term I’ve tried to not look at anything long term. I’m not signed at a club for next year for that reason. I’ve just thought let me dive two feet into coming over here, living on my own away from family, getting used to Australia and getting used to playing good rugby. That’s all I’m focused on.
“I feel like if I have too distant a focus, at this time because it’s all coming so thick and fast because of the fact I haven’t got a club for the year after, but if I start worrying about the year after then it might take my eye off the ball of what’s going on right now.
“That’s the reason why I haven’t signed for a club next year because I didn’t want to be over here playing thinking about how I’ve signed somewhere back in England or signed for another club for next year.
“I wanted to just go and test myself, take a little bit of a calculated risk around it so it did make me train super hard and I’m almost on a six month trial here. I’m training as hard as I can and I kept myself super fit and that’s why I’ve done it, so I can keep myself sharp and accomplish my short term goal of playing good rugby.”
Addressing the rumour that he will sign for St Helens or Catalans Dragons, he said:
“My agent is speaking to teams, as an agent’s job he’ll be speaking to every Super League club and obviously St Helens and Catalans are in Super League but I’ll be wanting him to speak to every single Super League club.”
But he has also spoken about whether or not he could stay in the NRL long term: “I’ve spoke to my family about this and it’s such early days that I don’t want to jump to any conclusions. I don’t want to try get a deal sorted out straight away, I’ve only been here seven days but I am loving it.
“I think the game and the way they train over here suits me but I’m not going to say anything or jump in and get a deal sorted over here, or sort a deal going back. I’m just taking every day and every week as it comes and trying to figure everything out.
“I’ve played 30 minutes, there’s so much more I need to figure out and accomplish. I’m still trying to make a name for myself and just train as hard as I can and get in the team every week and start from there.”