Leuluai eyes Leeds stay
Leeds Rhinos' veteran prop Kylie Leuluai is hoping to be offered a new contract by the Super League champions after changing his retirement plans for a second time.
The 35-year-old New Zealander, who will make his 200th appearance for the Rhinos in Friday's derby at Bradford Bulls, announced in January that this would "definitely" be his final year after performing a U-turn over an earlier retirement decision and signing a new deal mid-way through 2012.
But the five-times Grand Final winner still has the urge to continue after recovering from knee and hand injuries to produce some of the best form of his seven seasons with Leeds.
"I love what I do and I am interested in playing on," Leuluai told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
"I was supposed to retire three years ago but to be able to carry on and still enjoy it and have the energy I have now and the enthusiasm, I can't stop just yet.
"Hopefully they will speak to me and we will get something sorted. I have definitely got another year in me."
Leuluai will put on hold plans to return to New Zealand to start a career in chartered accountancy if he is offered a new deal.
Meanwhile, Leeds could be without back-row forward Stevie Ward for several months after he dislocated his shoulder in Sunday's 44-10 win at Hull KR.
The 19-year-old saw a specialist yesterday amid fears that he may need surgery.