Quinlan ponders uncertain future

Adam Quinlan has admitted his future remains unclear as he continues to play for a contract.

The Hull KR fullback is one of eleven players off-contract at Craven Park, with Tony Smith yet to make a decision on several of them.

Quinlan and the rest of the club’s off-contract players were given a chance to impress against Warrington, but must now wait two more weeks before taking to the field against St Helens.

While far from ideal, the Australian insisted everyone was relaxed, despite the uncertainty, while confirming his preference is to remain with the club.

“It’s been a weird year in which we haven’t been able to impress,” he said.

“But everyone was given a chance to impress and the mood is good; nobody is really talking about it, which I know is hard to believe, but it’s true.

“Personally, there’s nothing agreed at the moment. I was hoping to come back, play well and get something sorted, but this hasn’t been ideal, as we only have one game in the first four weeks. I was hoping we’d have it sorted by now, but I just have to try and impress when I play.

“But I’m happy where I am at the moment. I’ve enjoyed my time in the UK and with Hull KR so far and I’m not looking to go anywhere else.”

A large reason for that is the style of play implemented by Tony Smith, with his expansive brand of rugby a prime environment for the attack-minded fullback. Though Quinlan is keen for the Robins not to be happy with compliments coming their way when on the wrong of heavy defeats.

“We’ve got to find that balance of when to play a bit more conservatively,” he said.

“I don’t know what our completions were (against Warrington) but I know it was very low and when it doesn’t come off and you’re making errors, it’s not good. But once we find that balance, and it was only our first game in five months don’t forget, I think we’ll be okay. There was always going to be some rust.

“I definitely enjoy it, it suits my style of play; I haven’t actually played too much like this before. Before we came back, Tony spoke to me about it and I thought it would be good for me. I’ve enjoyed it but I think we need to do a bit of tweaking.”

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