He'll also be back for the Challenge Cup because Rhinos won't want any of their players being cup-tied. It might be the same for the 8's too, dependant on what rules will apply on whether they can play in both competitions?
I think in Kyran's case the dual reg thing is a bit of a red herring. The fact that Sharp recalled Ben Blackmore, who didn't seem part of his long-term plans, for the Shield play-offs last year suggested that he didn't see Kyran as a first-choice wing at this stage and you'd think that if we hadn't signed a DR agreement with a team who clearly had a very useful third-string winger likely to be available bar injury (Handley), we would have made another wing signing elsewhere.
Hopefully Kyran will see that he should get some chances at some stage this season. He's probably next in line not only if Handley/Turner get injured but also if either Hall or Briscoe are unavailable for Leeds. Worth pointing out that Etu Uaisele, Tommy Saxton, Gareth Potts, Jonny Pownall, Elliot Kear, and Alex Brown who are all proven wingers at this level were all not selected by their teams on Sunday. When Bradford have all their wings fit they will have Caro, Clare, Etu, Danny Williams & Johnny Campbell all fighting for 2 places, a few of the other teams such as Halifax have at least four proven experienced wings in their squad so Kyran might still get more playing time as the season progresses than many wings around the league.
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