On this day in 1952, Leeds legend Keith McLellan made his Leeds debut against Doncaster who had signed after former Leeds player Franke O'Rourke had recommended him.
On this day in 1952, Leeds legend Keith McLellan made his Leeds debut against Doncaster. The Australian centre joined the Loiners on a seven year deal after former Leeds player Franke O'Rourke had recommended him. He proved to be a massive hit and an inspirational captain. In this game Keith's performance was one of the few highlights of the game. Keith was a try scorer, but the Loiners were defeated in the game 11-6. Alongside Lewis Jones the two formed the perfect partnership, helping the side to Yorkshire League Championship and the Challenge Cup in the 1956-57 season. Throughout his career at Leeds Keith played 215 games, scored 217 points.
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