Delaney, 25, says that the break has done him good and he is already looking forward to the new season and the chance to work with the new coaching team at the Rhinos. He commented, "It was a tough season last year but I really enjoyed it. I have had a good break and I was excited looking forward to coming back and getting things started for the new season. Obviously there has been a bit of a turn around with the coaching staff but there is a real buzz around the place now.
"I have been back for a week but there are some new faces in the group and that helps lift everyone one. Brian McDermott is a great bloke and he is beginning to get his ideas across. He works well with James Lowes, he is a real character which is creating a great environment for the hard work needed in pre-season," added Delaney.
However, it is not all laughs for the Australian centre. With new signing Ben Cross not due to arrive in the country until next Wednesday and Danny Buderus away until the New Year, Delaney has been left to defend his countrymen on his own following their performance in the Ashes. Delaney added, "I can't believe it. When I left Australia we were in command of the first Test and I thought we were on for another whitewash, now I am over here it has gone horribly wrong. I'm speechless and the boys are giving it to me. I need some back up as I'm on my own, I'll just have to keep a low profile until the other boys get here and hopefully Australia can turn things around in the meantime."