Kearney admits Leinster future still 'up in air'
As if having two high-profile transfer sagas wasn't awkward enough, Leinster could have a whole pile of trouble bubbling beneath their world-class wantaway stars.
With Rhys Ruddock currently reassessing his worth, particularly if the exit of two back-row competitors would vastly increase his value to Leinster, Dave Kearney added to the transfer tedium yesterday by confirming his business remains of the unfinished variety.
Mercifully, there was not a whiff of garlic to be detected as the winger, younger brother of Lions full-back Rob, confirmed that no Top 14 clubs have been beating down his door.
"Like the other two lads, I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do," said Kearney, who debuted for Ireland in the recent November series.
"It is ongoing, it's still up in the air, but, hopefully, it will be resolved soon. I'm having a chat with a few people and we're weighing everything up," added the Louth man, who confirmed money wasn't a central issue.
"I'm looking at all my options and, hopefully, we can get an answer quickly and sort things out.
"Obviously, Sean and Jamie are more high profile. Their contract negotiations have hit all the headlines, but it is not something I have purposefully done.
"I suppose every player thinks about it at some stage in their career. It is always an inviting option to go over and do something different.
"It is not something I do a lot, buy all the papers and read into things. It's the core people I talk to about those things, that is the way I do it. I don't study the papers."