Leeds Rhinos will have a week off this weekend as Huddersfield Giants face Wigan Warriors in the Challenge Cup Final.
Hooker Brad Dwyer – who has been linked with a move to St Helens at the end of the season – has lamented the fact that the Rhinos are not in the competition, but is happy to get on the training field.
Since 2018, the wily hooker has gone on to make over 100 appearances at Headingley in five seasons, but it appears as though his time at the West Yorkshire club could be coming to an end.
Sky Sports pundit Jenna Brooks last week revealed that Dwyer could be heading to the Totally Wicked Stadium in 2023 to join St Helens.
That seems to mean that James Roby will be hanging his boots up at the end of this season, with Joey Lussick set to take over the number 9 shirt at Saints.
Since beginning his career at Warrington Wolves, Dwyer has spent time on loan at London, Huddersfield and Swinton before he moved permanently to Leeds ahead of the 2018 season.
However, Dwyer is clearly just concentrating on his rugby at the moment.
“The most important thing would have been if we had been in the game this weekend,” Dwyer said on Leeds’ YouTube channel.
“But we’re not so it gives us a good chance to work on what Rohan (Smith) wants and gives us a little time to get plenty of yards done in the field.
“We’ve shown glimpses on the field but it now gives us a little longer.”
Leeds’ next game will be against Warrington Wolves the week after and Dwyer can’t wait to get back on the field.
“I know they’ve really boosted their pack so that will be a big challenge,”
“We’ve got a new coach and a lot to focus on ourselves and that’s what we will be doing and putting our best foot forward.
“We’re looking forward to a big occasion against Warrington.”