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.
The USARL have announced the Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott as the Hawks head-coach to guide the USA to the Rugby League World Cup 2017 in Australia and New Zealand and McDermott will perform the role as well as his duties with Leeds Rhinos during that period.
Leeds Rhinos forward Stevie Ward will face a race against time to be fit for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi final against St Helens at the end of the month after suffering an ankle injury against the same opponents on Friday night.