Warriors wait, Carmont ponders options

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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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