Yesterday the Yorkshire Evening Post revealed that Brad Dwyer would not be joining St Helens as speculated.
In an interview with the publication, the Leeds hooker explained his future was “up in the air” and implied that staying at Leeds was still an option.
He has been linked with a move to Salford and a player of his calibre would certainly be chased by more clubs as well.
Today in his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s derby against Castleford, Leeds boss Rohan Smith spoke about Dwyer whose future at Leeds has looked bleak recently with the hooker left out of the last two games against St Helens and Hull FC.
“Brad Dwyer’s been training very well,” Smith said, “He’s contributed to the group. He’s there or there abouts. It’s a tough decision to leave experienced players out but it’s a positive for us as a squad that we have these decisions to make.”
It remains to be seen whether he could come back into the side against Castleford or whether Smith will persist with Jarrod O’Connor as nine cover for skipper Kruise Leeming despite the fact O’Connor is a loose-forward by trade.
It also remains to be seen whether Dwyer will be offered a new deal with the club. Dwyer joined Leeds ahead of the 2018 season and has spent five years at the club helping them to Challenge Cup success in 2020, back-to-back play-off finishes and the Super League semi-finals in 2021.