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Paul McShane
DOB19th Nov 1989
BirthplaceLeeds, England
Height1.68 m (5' 6")
Weight83 kg (13 st 0 lb)
PositionHooker
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Debut: v Celtic Crusaders 06/02/09

Paul McShane joined the Rhinos in 2006 and has continued to impress during his rise from the club’s Academy system to the first team and last season won his first piece of silverware with the club as part of the team who claimed the World Club Challenge with victory over Manly Sea Eagles.

He made nine appearances in 2012 and scored a try against Wakefield before joining Widnes on loan for the remainder of the season. He has returned to Headingley Carnegie for the 2013 ready to use his experience at the Vikings to force his way back into the first team contention for the Rhinos.

McShane had to play the waiting game for his opportunity in the first team whilst Academy team mates Kallum Watkins, Ben Jones-Bishop and Danny Allan earned their debut in 2008. McShane patiently learnt his trade behind Matt Diskin and eventually made his debut at the start of the 2009 season on the opening day against Celtic Crusaders at Headingley Carnegie. He made two further appearances during the season including his first start at Warrington.

The following season he made two starts and featured a further seven times off the bench. He also scored his first try for the club in the 42-22 win against Harlequins. Alongside this he also scored two tries and 12 goals in seven appearances for the U20’s.

In 2011 he made 16 appearances for the Rhinos firs team and scored his first try of the campaign against St Helens and registered a further four over the season.

He was named in the England U18 Academy squad to tour Australia in June 2008 and the following month he signed a new five year contract to keep him at the Rhinos till at least 2013.

He had a breakthrough season in 2007 and was named Junior Academy Player of the Year, on his way to helping the Junior Academy secure victory over St Helens in the Grand Final, with five goals in that game. He was also part of the side who took on their Australian counterparts in a friendly match against Wests Tigers.

Paul joined the Rhinos from Hunslet Parkside and has represented both Leeds and Yorkshire and has won a number of honours so far in his career, including the Yorkshire Cup on two occasions, the Leeds Cup five times as well as the League Cup.

Paul likes most music apart from Rap. His favourite film is The Man whilst on the small screen he enjoys watching Shameless. At school he enjoyed studying Maths and PE but hated French. When his playing career is over he would like to be a coach.
 

 
Date Opposition Tries Goal FG YC RC Pts Mins
01/02/2013
Hull FC






1
10/02/2013
Castleford Tigers






1
15/02/2013
Salford City Reds
2




8
1
22/02/2013
Melbourne Storm






1
01/03/2013
St Helens






1
08/03/2013
Huddersfield Giants
1




4
1
01/04/2013
Catalan Dragons
1




4

07/04/2013
Warrington Wolves
1




4
1
12/04/2013
London Broncos






1
19/04/2013
Castleford Tigers







28/04/2013
Hull Kingston Rovers






1
03/05/2013
Bradford Bulls






1
11/05/2013
Huddersfield Giants






1
26/05/2013
Wigan Warriors






1
31/05/2013
Hull FC







07/06/2013
Castleford Tigers







17/06/2013
Widnes Vikings






80
23/06/2013
Huddersfield Giants







30/06/2013
Widnes Vikings







05/07/2013
Warrington Wolves







19/07/2013
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats







01/08/2013
London Broncos
2




8

09/08/2013
Salford City Reds







16/08/2013
Hull Kingston Rovers






80
Total Played 24 7
0
0
0
0
28
172
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesGoalFGYCRCPts
2013 - Super League
Leeds Rhinos
8 +13
7




28
2013 - Tetley's Challenge Cup
Leeds Rhinos
0 +2






2013 - World Club Challenge
Leeds Rhinos
0 +1






2013 Total

8 +16
7




28
2012 - Carnegie Challenge Cup
Leeds Rhinos
0 +2
1




4
2012 - Stobart Super League
Leeds Rhinos
3 +3






2012 - World Club Challenge
Leeds Rhinos
0 +1






2012 Total

3 +6
1




4
2011 - Carnegie Challenge Cup
Leeds Rhinos
0 +2
1




4
2011 - engage Super League
Leeds Rhinos
3 +13
4


1

16
2011 Total

3 +15
5


1

20
2010 - engage Super League
Leeds Rhinos
2 +7
1




4
2010 Total

2 +7
1




4
2009 - engage Super League
Leeds Rhinos
1 +2



1


2009 Total

1 +2



1


Total - Super League

17 +38
12


2

48
Total - Tetley's Challenge Cup

0 +6
2




8
Total - World Club Challenge

0 +2






Total

17 +46
14
0
0
2
0
56
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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