Shaun Kenny-Dowall says he’s here to stay

Source: Fox Sports.

Stickin’ around. Source: Fox Sports.

Despite rumours from Rugby League Week’s The Mole, Shaun Kenny-Dowall told AAP that he’s happy at the club and that it would “be silly to leave”.

26 Rounds published an article on Tuesday discussing a tweet from The Mole claiming the Cronulla Sharks were circling the three-quarter. But according to an interview with AAP (published on NRL.com):

“I have still two years to go and that is all I need to know,” Kenny-Dowall said on Thursday.

“I have heard stuff from fans in the street, but I am comfortable here at the Roosters.

“I’ve had a chat with the club and they have said I have another two years and that is where I left it.

“Nothing more has been said since and I am happy to leave it.”

“I would be silly to leave, especially now with the team going so well,” he said.

“I have plenty of friendships with all the Kiwi boys and also lots of friends with the Aussies as well.

“It makes it very homely here and I love it.”

With Tautau Moga due back very soon there was potential that SKD would be the odd man out, especially if Anthony Minichiello stays on for another year. But the Kiwi centre — who was Centre of the Year in the Dally M’s just two-and-a-half years ago — is signed to 2015 with the Roosters and seems more than happy to see out his contract.

This season he’s been erratic and crossed the line just twice after crossing 21 times in 2010, but has shown flashes of his ability in patches. As a Roosters fan and a believer in his ability since he debuted in 2007, this writer has the confidence he can turn it around following an indifferent first half.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall 2013 STATS

ATTACK: 12 games, two tries, three line breaks, 142 hitups at 11.9 a game, 87.6 metres per game at 7.4 metres per run, 51 tackle busts a 4.25 a game, nine offloads, 13 errors.

DEFENCE: 168 tackles at 14 per game (including 12 one-on-one tackles), 32 missed tackles at 2.7 a game (5.1 tackles for every miss) nine penalties conceded.

via I’m going nowhere: Rooster Kenny-Dowall – NRL.com.

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