Rhinos taking their time with Field

Leeds coach Richard Agar has confirmed that the Rhinos are not planning an immediate swoop for Jai Field.

The Rhinos have been repeatedly linked with the speedster, with several reports insisting the deal was imminent.

But Agar, who has never denied his admiration for the 22-year-old, insisted that the club will not be signing Field in the coming weeks for several reasons.

“Fieldsy is a player who I think personally would go great over here,” Agar said.

“But we haven’t got a full quota spot so there’s just absolutely no change or movement on that, and we also feel the need to bring in a middle to the team as a priority.

“On that front, we’re looking, we’re talking to people. With recruitment, you’re always looking for ways to strengthen your squad. We’ve got cap space and we are genuinely looking but we’re not panicking either.

“I’ve said all along that my position is that I have faith in some of these young kids. But we are looking, we have some targets, we’re waiting on the passport (of Rhyse Martin), we’ll see what happens.

“I’ve said all along that we will wait for the right guy. We might look at English players, it doesn’t have to be overseas. All we want is for it to be the right player.”

Agar confirmed that there was still no development on Martin’s passport situation.

The backrower is currently one of Leeds’ five full overseas players, but will no longer take up that spot when he receives a PNG passport, which would give Leeds more flexibility. However, there remains a wait on paperwork.