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.
Rugby League legend Johnathan Thurston has admitted he and his North Queensland Cowboys team mates can not wait to sample the unique match night atmosphere at Headingley Carnegie when they arrive to take on the Rhinos in the Dacia World Club Challenge on Sunday 21st February.
Since the flooding hit Kirkstall back in December the Junior Rhinos have been without a training ground but thanks to Leeds Underdogs, the training sessions can resume on Bedquilts playing fields in Adel.
The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys successfully completed their World Club Challenge Australian preparation with an 18-16 win over Intrust Super Cup feeder team the Townsville Blackhawks in their trial match at Jack Manski Oval.
Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow has been made captain of the side whilst skipper Danny McGuire is sidelined with a knee injury. He is in his 16th season at the club having won every available honour and will lead the side for the first time this Sunday at Widnes.