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Buderus rubbishes talk of return home

10/06/2010 03:21:18 PM Comments (0)

Former Newcastle captain Danny Buderus has quashed the latest rumours linking him with a return to the NRL with Canberra.

The ex-NSW and Test hooker has been in fine form in recent weeks but, with his contract up at the end of the season, rumours of a return to Australia to play with the Raiders have surfaced.

But Buderus, who scored the decisive try in Leeds' Super League win over Wakefield last weekend, insists he is happy at Headingley.

"I really feel for the Rhinos fans that they keep hearing these rumours - it's happened a couple of times now and it's furthest from the truth," he said.

"I've got a big dream of winning the Challenge Cup and contract talks coming up but I'm really committed to Leeds - I'm not homesick."

The Rhinos have won nine of their last 10 matches after a sticky start to the defence of their crown but head to resurgent Harlequins without several key players, who are either injured or on international duty with England in Saturday's international against France.

"We've got a tough old game down in London and we've got to make sure we are ready to deal with Harlequins," Buderus said.

"It's going to be a strange old game with so many lads away with England but it's a chance for other guys to come in and grab the opportunity.

"I'm looking forward to it like I am with everything else at this great club."

Rhinos coach Brian McClennan must find a new halves pairing with Rob Burrow and Danny McGuire ruled out through injury.

Huddersfield Giants coach Nathan Brown's plans are up in the air ahead of the trip to St Helens as Jamahl Lolesi and Paul Whatuira could again miss out.

Lolesi and Whatuira both missed the comprehensive 52-6 win at neighbours.

High-flying Hull have received mixed news ahead of the clash with Salford after it was confirmed former Bulldogs prop Mark O'Meley suffered a calf injury in their stunning 27-26 win over St Helens.

But Richard Agar's side, who have won their last three matches, could have ex-Brisbane star Shaun Berrigan back from a broken collar bone.

Berrigan has missed the last two months with the injury but has returned to training.

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