Scott Donald from his days at Brookvale Oval wih the Manly Sea Eagles
Leeds winger Scott Donald is hoping to give his second century at the Rhnos the perfect start this Sunday when the Rhinos take on his old club Manly Sea Eagles in the Carnegie World Club Challenge at Elland Road.
Last Friday played his 100th game for the Rhnos since making the move from the Brookvale Oval in 2006. He has remarkably scored 70 tries in that period making him one of the most prolific try scorers in world rugby.
Looking ahead to Sunday's game he admits that he is excited by the challenge. He commented, "It is going to be great. I didn't think this chance would come about when I left the Sea Eagles but it is a big challenge for us.
"There are six or so guys still there from my time at the club and I went down and met up with them on Tuesday night. After spending last week in London, they are really enjoying being in Leeds this week," added Donald.
The flying winger made 68 appearances for Manly in three seasons at the club from 2003 to 2005 and he knows how important Sunday's game will be to the famous club and their passionate supporters. "They will have been targeting this game throughout pre-season and there is nothing they would like more than to take this trophy back home with them. They are a proud club with a rick history, just like Leeds, and that sets it up for a great contest," added Donald..
With his knowledge on the Sea Eagles side, Donald has highlighted two players that the Rhinos will have to keep an eye on. "Matt Orford is a key part of their performance, he is their organiser and a massive part of their success in recent years. Brett Stewart is one to look out for too on Sunday. He has got a lot of pace and has the knack of popping up and scoring tries."
Papua New Guinea Head Coach Adrian Lam was at Headingley Carnegie on Monday night to watch the Rhinos clash with St Helens as he checked out the venue where the Kumuls will take on World Champions New Zealand on Friday 8th November. Make sure you are there to see this exciting clash by visiting www.rlwc2013.com to book your ticket
We received a lovely email this morning from the dad of a family who attended the St Helens game on Monday night that we would like to share with you because it shows the unique atmosphere you help create here on match nights at Headingley Carnegie.