Carney was known to be having problems with the visa application after coming to terms withÂ English Super League side Huddersfield but has been unable to linkup with his new club until his visa is fully processed.
The latest media reports sourced by NRL NewsÂ are showing theÂ situation has become near dire – withÂ Huddersfield begining backup plans as they search for another halfback option.
Huddersfield are scheduled to start their Super League quest for 2009 onÂ February 14 and it’s virtually impossible for Carney to be approved and settled by that time. Applications for the visa were started by Carney’s camp way back in early October.
If the deadlock continues much longer – player manager David Riolo will have no option but to seek work for Carney in Australia -Â withÂ the player alreadyÂ deregistered by the NRL for 2009 after several off-field incidents, the chances of him gaining a run in the National Rugby League are remote.
“And he’s a professional rugby league player. I’ll have to try and find him a club. I’ll have to ask the NRL if he can be registered, and if they choose not to, I’ll be asking on what grounds.”