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Kimmorley shocked over Sharks trade talk

By Philip Henderson 27/04/2008 06:45:40 PM Comments (0)

Cronulla halfback Brett Kimmorley said he would consider a mid-season move despite being left "shocked" by reports he could be on his way out of the NRL club.

Kimmorley was last week linked with a possible mid-season trade for St George Illawarra prop Jason Ryles despite signing a two-year extension at Cronulla last year.

Both clubs have talked down the switch since, although Sharks coach Ricky Stuart has refused to guarantee Kimmorley would see out the season with the club.

The former Test No.7 said he was still very much in the dark about the whole situation but while desperate to see out his career at the Sharks, was pragmatic enough to know that might not be possible.

"I was pretty shocked when (the reports surfaced) on Wednesday, but I tend to believe now that if it's been written about it's coming from somewhere," said Kimmorley, who had similar questions raised about his future last year before re-signing with the Sharks.

"Rumours don't just start. I think you just have to be understanding that anything can happen.

"Something's in the pipeline you would imagine.

"It would be pretty disappointing (if he was traded).

"Every time the phone rings you get a bit nervous, you don't know what's going on.

"But I went through it all last year so I was able to not worry about it much this week ... I'm not stressing about it too much at the moment."

Asked would he dig his heels in and stay at the Sharks if they asked him to leave, Kimmorley said: "I think you'd have to look at circumstances because if you're getting a tap on the shoulder you're not overly wanted are you.

"I would love to stay here. Here is home."

Kimmorley, who hopes to pursue a media career when his playing days end, said he planned to speak with manager George Mimis this week with the hope of getting some clear answers.

"If something's going to happen, I'd like to know first. That's the first thing I suppose, you don't want to be told last for things like that," added Kimmorley after the Sharks 20-16 loss to the Wests Tigers.

"We've got the bye next week so it's probably good to sit down with George, have a coffee, and know if there is something I should be worried about or if there is nothing.

"The first three contracts I had I never signed. They were pretty much handshake deals.

"It's changed a bit I suppose. Whether that's because it's become a business now or that's where our game has got to, where there are player trades and contracts aren't really contracts anymore, I don't know."

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