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.
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott praised his players after they responded to a second half blitz from Catalans Dragons to fightback and secure the win that takes them top of the First Utility Super League.
Rhinos forward Stevie Ward admitted the Rhinos back to back wins over Wigan and Catalans have provided the team with a perfect springboard to go into the two derby games over Easter against Castleford and Wakefield.
Official coach travel for the Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers away match at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle, Castleford on Good Friday (ko 12.45pm) has been discounted to a special price of only £5 as a special Easter Gift from the Super League Title Partners, First Utility, who are rewarding Rugby League fans throughout the 2015 season.