Konrad Hurrell has become a cult hero amongst the terraces at Headingley, but, being in his final year of his Leeds contract, the Tongan international ‘s future still hasn’t been sorted.
“It’s been a bit frustrating because I didn’t start the year how I wanted to, but I’m trying to prove to the club that they should sign me up.
“I would love to stay on and I need to play the best I can; a lot of the young guns can easily just play and move me out of the side.
“I’m trying to play as best as I can, I’d probably do the dishes for Gary (Hetherington) and Kev (Sinfield) to hopefully get a new contract.”
Speaking about his future though is something which Hurrell doesn’t like and he wants to do his talking on the field.
“I hate talking about it, but I need to show it to them and not just say I’m worthy – that’s why I was annoyed to miss the start of the year and I’m trying to prove I can still play my best for the Rhinos because I love it here.
“I’m trying as much as I can to not let it affect my game, I’m doing what I’ve done for the past two years.”
Following his return from injury against Hull KR last week, Hurrell was excited to get back on the field.
“It’s always good to get back out there with the boys; I haven’t played a game since last year.
“The result was disappointing, but I felt like I did alright to get through the game.
“My body was a bit sore; I’ve been playing for a while now though so I know what’s coming especially as it was such a physical game.
“It was just annoying trying to get through what wasn’t a big injury and that made it more annoying because it ruled me out for a while.
“I want to make up for lost time, but I want to get out there and do my job and not overdo it.
“I’m just trying to just cement my position again and I want to lift another trophy this year.”