On this Day – 3rd September

ON THIS DAY in 1975 former Leeds player Wayne McDonald was born. The second rower joined his hometown club in 2002 and played 91 times and scored 15 tries.

Before joining Leeds he had played for Wakefield, Hull Sharks and St Helens and he went on to play for Wigan and then Huddersfield Giants.

On of his most memorable moments playing for Leeds was his 80-metre try for against St Helens in the Challenge Cup semi-final.

ON THIS DAY in 1994 Wellington Albert was born. The Papua New Guinean international joined Leeds for the 2019 season after initially arriving at the club for a one month trial after his former club, Widnes Vikings, went into administration.

Albert made his Leeds debut against Hull KR and made a further three appearances that season.

He played in two World Cup competitions – in the 2013 and 2017 tournaments. In 2013, he came off the bench against New Zealand at Emerald Headingley and scored a try in the final minutes of the game. He followed that up in 2017 with appearances against Wales and Ireland.

ON THIS DAY in 1999 Leeds lost out to Bradford 19-18. Anthony Farrell and Chev Walker were both try scorers but a last minute drop goal from Michael Withers in front of a 24,020 crowd at Odsal Stadium.

ON THIS DAY in 2004 the Rhinos had to settle from a draw against Wigan. The Super League leaders showed their championship credentials by coming from behind to take a 12-12 draw from Wigan Warriors at The JJB Stadium.