I found the following article on the Leeds Rhinos website:
I found it very interesting, although I would being a Rhinos fan, and
particularly enjoyed Hetherington's comments regarding the possible
future wing partnership. Christ, if we got those two, I wouldn't fancy
anyone's chances against us, provided we had kept the nucleus of the
side that (almost) brought us success last year.
SAILOR RETURN ON THE CARDS
By Ian Laybourn, PA Sport
Wendell Sailor's cameo show in British rugby league ends on Friday but
Leeds Rhinos are hoping their famous guest will soon be back for a more
permanent role at Headingley.
The Australian Test winger makes the second of two appearances for the
Yorkshiremen in their Tetley Challenge against Castleford but his brief
stint with Leeds could be a prelude to a long-term run with the Rhinos.
The 24-year-old Sailor is out of contract with the Brisbane Broncos next
autumn and Leeds will be first in with an offer, confident of beating
off any competition from top-flight union clubs.
"Wendell will be saying goodbye to the Rhinos fans tomorrow but we're
hoping it might not be his last appearance," said chief executive Gary
"We've made no secret of the fact that part of the deal was for him to
sample rugby in Britain, league and union, and we hope he enjoys his
time with us.
"He's only 24 and perhaps further down his career, we could see him
returning to Headingley as a full-time Rhinos player, possibly playing
for the union side as well.
"He is out of contract at Brisbane after the 1999 season and he'll
always be welcome here."
Hetherington threw up the mouth-watering prospect of Sailor, who is
vying with Wigan's Jason Robinson for the title of best rugby league
winger in the world, teaming up with the legendary Jonah Lomu in the
Rhinos side by the year 2000.
The Headingley club have kept in touch with Lomu ever since the giant
All Black wing almost signed for them in 1996.
"When we had Jonah over last Christmas for a lunch, he explained how
close he went to signing for Leeds after the last World Cup," said
"He said he would like to play in England and, if so, it would be with
Leeds. What a wing partnership that would be, Wendell on one wing and
Jonah on the other!
"I think Jonah comes out of contract at the end of the 1999 World Cup,
though he is into acting and other interests now."
Meanwhile, Sailor is steeling himself for three matches in eight days as
he prepares to resume his temporary amateur status with Leeds Tykes.
The Allied Dunbar Premiership Second Division club have a League match
at Coventry on Sunday and visit Rotherham in the Tetley's Cup on
Leeds have yet to receive official notification of a four-point
deduction for playing Sailor in a League match against Rotherham in
November before his registration was accepted by the RFU but intend to
launch an appeal as soon as possible.
? PA Sporting Life
Yours, preying this story will materialise,
Neil 'The Real Deal' B.
'There's none more blind
than them that won't listen' - Del Boy,
Only Fools and Horses