25
DOB
14/09/1991
Birth Place
Whitehaven, England
Position
Loose Forward
Weight
88kg
Height
180cm
Heritage Number
1442

BIOGRAPHY

Honours:

Challenge Cup: Finalist 2015

Front rower James Donaldson joined the Rhinos at the start of the 2019 season after impressing during a trial period in pre-season. The former Bradford Bulls and Hull KR player featured off the bench in the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge match against Wakefield prior to agreeing a one-year deal with the club. He went on to play 25 times throughout the course of the season.

Donaldson made his Super League debut, aged 18, in 2009 when Bradford suffered a 38-40 loss to Castleford. Two games later he scored his first try for the first team against Wigan. At the end of the campaign, with seven substitute appearances and two tries, Donaldson signed a three-year contract with Bradford.

A ruptured ACL midway through the 2010 season ended Donaldson’s season early; the forward being out for six months. Over the next two seasons, he made fourteen appearances as the Bulls began to slip down the table, but with a new 12-month contract accepted in 2013, Donaldson would appear regularly in the front row. 12 starts and two more tries came as the Bulls finished ninth at the end of the season. In 2014, Donaldson made 22 starts but couldn’t prevent Bradford’s fate of relegation from Super League.

Donaldson moved away from the Bulls in 2015 to sign for Hull KR, where he would spend four seasons. He made 42 Super League appearances throughout his time at the Robins and appeared in the club’s first Challenge Cup final since 1986, where they lost 50-0 to the Rhinos in their treble season. With the Rovers relegated a year later, Donaldson was one of thirteen players that stayed to help get the club promoted in 2017.

With Tim Sheens at the helm for the club’s first season back in Super League, Donaldson was mainly an impact player, coming off the bench 16 times. With the club surviving their Qualifiers campaign, Donaldson left Hull KR before trialling with the Rhinos at the end of 2018.

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STATS

MINUTES PLAYED
250
METERS GAINED
404.9
CARRIES
43
AVERAGE GAIN
413.4
TACKLES
139
MARKER TACKLES
22
TACKLE BUSTS
9
MISSED TACKLES
3
CLEAN BREAKS
2
OFFLOADS
0
ERRORS
3
PENALTIES CONCEDED
0

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DateOppositionTriesGoalsField GoalsYellow CardsRed CardsPoints
11/09/2020Huddersfield Giants000000
02/08/2020Huddersfield Giants000000
28/02/2020Warrington Wolves000000
22/02/2020Salford Red Devils000000
14/02/2020Hull Kingston Rovers100004
02/02/2020Hull FC000000
Total100004
DateOppositionTTATKMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFPYCRC
11/09/2020Huddersfield Giants004691301212310.21110000000
02/08/2020Huddersfield Giants002840109738.10120000000
28/02/2020Warrington Wolves001020004287.00000000200
22/02/2020Salford Red Devils003143108496.10000000000
14/02/2020Hull Kingston Rovers101210406579.51000000000
02/02/2020Hull FC001220004348.50000000100
Total10139224904336449.42230000300
Stats Key
  • T: Tries
  • TA: Try Assists
  • TC: Tackles
  • MT: Marker Tackles
  • MIT: Missed Tackles
  • TB: Tackle Busts
  • AT: Attacking Kicks
  • C: Carries
  • M: Metres
  • AG: Average Gain
  • CB: Clean Break
  • DR: Run From Dummy Half
  • E: Errors
  • FT: Forty Twenty
  • G: Goals
  • MG: Missed Goals
  • OF: Offload
  • P: Penalties
  • YC: Yellow Card
  • RC: Red Card
COMPETITION
APPEARANCES
TRIES
GOALS
DROP GOALS
POINTS
LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP 2018
4
7
10
-
-
LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP 2018
4
7
10
79
-
LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP 2018
4
7
10
35
-
LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP 2018
4
7
10
18
-