Super League’s greatest ever try scorer Danny McGuire has agreed a new two year contract with Leeds Rhinos that will keep him at Headingley Carnegie until at least the end of the 2017 Super League season.
The new contract is a boost of the Rhinos ahead of a trip to the South of France this Saturday to face Catalans Dragons in the Super 8s. The 32-year-old has been an integral part of the Rhinos golden era and continued his record breaking tally of tries with his 256th career try for Leeds with the Rhinos second try at Wembley as the Brian McDermott’s side retained the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup a fortnight ago.Commenting on the new deal McGuire said, “I am really pleased to have the new deal agreed. I never had any intention of going anywhere else, I’m a Leeds lad and I have played my entire career here but it is always nice to know the club sees you as part of their future too. We have had some incredible times over the last few years and this deal we mean I have been here for 20 years in total but it is the future that most excites me. We have got a fantastic group of young players that remind me a lot of the group of players I came through the academy with and, if I can help the team develop over the next few years, that is something I will very much enjoy.”
Head Coach Brian McDermott added, “Danny has been in outstanding form for us this season and been a virtual ever present throughout the campaign. He is part of a special generation of players who have influenced the history of this club and I know he still has a key part to play in our future.”