James McDonnell

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James McDonnell

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  • Position: Second Row
  • DOB: 12/01/2000
  • Weight: 96 KG
  • Height: 184 CM
  • Honours: Ireland

Debut: Vs St Helens (A) 03/03/2023

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Rising star James McDonnell signed for the Rhinos on a two-year contract from the 2023 Betfred Super League and became a staple member of the forward pack with some impressive performances.

Having been handed his club debut in a one-point win over St Helens in round three, McDonnell started in the back row in every game he played in 2023. A scoring run against Hull KR, Huddersfield and Hull FC saw him touch down for three consecutive tries, plus he added another in a 54-0 home win over the Giants as he amassed 24 games.

The second rower, who can also play at centre, was a member of the England Academy side that defeated the Australia Schoolboys back in 2018 alongside current Rhinos Sam Walters, Harry Newman, Corey Johnson, Muizz Mustapha and Tom Holroyd. He also played for the England Knights last season with Holroyd and Morgan Gannon in their win over Jamaica.

Originally from the Wigan St Judes club, he joined his home town team whilst at school at scholarship level and enjoyed a successful career in the Academy with Wigan. He made his professional debut during the Covid-hit 2020 season before making a further two appearances in 2021 including Wigan’s final home fixture against Catalans Dragons where he scored his first try for the club, which earned him the Try of the Year award from the Wigan fans.

During the 2022 season whilst at Wigan, McDonnell was loaned to Leigh Leopards and featured heavily for the Championship side, making 17 appearances and scoring seven tries. At the end of the season, he was included in Ireland’s World Cup squad and scored a try in the Wolfhound’s opening win over Jamaica.

Rhinos Career

Appears

38

Tries

5

Goals

0

D. Goals

0

Sin Bin

0

Dismissal

0

Points

20

By Season

Season Competition Appears Tries Goals D. Goals Sin Bin Dismissal Points
2024 13 1 0 0 0 0 4
21/06/2024 Leeds Rhinos 18-10 Leigh Leopards 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
15/06/2024 Hull FC 18-10 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
01/06/2024 Leeds Rhinos 32-4 Castleford Tigers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
24/05/2024 St Helens 40-10 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/05/2024 Catalans Dragons 26-0 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
03/05/2024 Leeds Rhinos 46-8 London Broncos 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
28/04/2024 Hull FC 12-18 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
19/04/2024 Leeds Rhinos 24-30 Huddersfield Giants 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
05/04/2024 Leeds Rhinos 8-34 Warrington Wolves 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
28/03/2024 Castleford Tigers 6-26 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
15/03/2024 Leeds Rhinos 8-18 St Helens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
08/03/2024 Leigh Leopards 16-22 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
02/03/2024 Leeds Rhinos 18-10 Catalans Dragons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
22/03/2024 Leeds Rhinos 6-20 St Helens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Competition Appears Tries Goals D. Goals Sin Bin Dismissal Points
2023 23 4 0 0 0 0 16
22/09/2023 Leeds Rhinos 46-0 Castleford Tigers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
16/09/2023 Catalans Dragons 61-0 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
09/09/2023 Leeds Rhinos 0-50 Wigan Warriors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
02/09/2023 Hull FC 12-28 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
20/08/2023 Leeds Rhinos 24-22 Warrington Wolves 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
06/08/2023 Leeds Rhinos 6-13 Leigh Leopards 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
28/07/2023 St Helens 22-18 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
14/07/2023 Leeds Rhinos 18-19 Hull KR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
09/07/2023 Salford Red Devils 14-16 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
29/06/2023 Warrington Wolves 6-22 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
23/06/2023 Leeds Rhinos 54-0 Huddersfield Giants 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
11/06/2023 Wakefield Trinity 24-14 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
03/06/2023 Leeds Rhinos 24-26 Castleford Tigers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
26/05/2023 Leeds Rhinos 12-13 St Helens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
05/05/2023 Leeds Rhinos 12-22 Salford Red Devils 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
21/04/2023 Leigh Leopards 20-6 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
14/04/2023 Leeds Rhinos 34-10 Hull FC 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
09/04/2023 Leeds Rhinos 18-17 Huddersfield Giants 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
31/03/2023 Hull KR 20-12 Leeds Rhinos 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
25/03/2023 Leeds Rhinos 32-22 Catalans Dragons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
16/03/2023 Castleford Tigers 14-8 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/03/2023 Leeds Rhinos 26-0 Wakefield Trinity 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
03/03/2023 St Helens 24-25 Leeds Rhinos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
20/05/2023 Leeds Rhinos 14-18 Wigan Warriors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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