Scott Donald

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Debut: Vs Huddersfield Giants (H) 12th February 2006

Honours: Grand Final (Winner: 2007, 2008, 2009), World Club (Winner: 2008; Finalist: 2009), League Leaders’ Shield (2009)

Arriving largely unheralded, despite missing the 2001 Grand Final with Parramatta only through injury, Townsville-born winger Scott Donald left an indelible mark on Rhinos history.

Prolific throughout his career with North Queensland, the Eels and Manly – posting 48 tries in 68 games for the Sea Eagles before arriving at Headingley – he scored one of the greatest wingers’ tries on the biggest stage during the 2007 Grand Final defeat of St Helens; his gliding pace taking him away from the cover and on the outside of hapless Paul Wellens for a classic score.

The following season, the durable poacher – who was an ever-present in his first three of five campaigns in the blue and amber, and holds the club record for most consecutive starting appearances, with 92 – scored Leeds’s only try at Elland Road as Melbourne were beaten in the World Club Challenge, also making the SL Dream Team for a second successive year.

He added a third Grand Final ring in 2009 and, somewhat surprisingly, returned home in 2010 to take up a post in the Queensland police force.

He ended his career with an astonishing try ratio of two touchdowns in every three games.