Warriors wait, Carmont ponders options

George Carmont

Considering playing one more year

The New Zealand Warriors will learn early next week whether George Carmont will accept an offer to join the club on a second-tier contract.

Since indicating he was rethinking his retirement, Carmont has received an offer to return to the Wigan Warriors and also been sounded out by Leeds Rhinos. The 34-year-old Aucklander will meet Warriors' general manager of football Dean Bell early next week to discuss the club's one-year, second-tier offer.

While he would be a fulltime player and provide cover for an undermanned outside back division, such a deal would mean Carmont's salary would not count under the main cap. NRL clubs can spend A$4.4 million ($5.5 million) on their top 25 contracted players, and an additional A$350,000 on players outside of that primary squad.

Read more at the NZ Herald



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