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Danny McGuire signs new contract

Danny Mcguire stays with The Rhinos Photo: ITV Yorkshire

Leeds half-back Danny McGuire, the leading tryscorer in the Super League era,

has signed a new contract with the reigning champions that will keep him at

Headingley until the end of 2015.

McGuire, who turns 30 next month, had 12 months to run on his current deal but

has today penned a two-year extension.

"I am really pleased to get the contract agreed and signed before the start of

pre-season," said McGuire, who won his sixth Grand Final with his hometown club

last month.

"I can now fully focus on getting myself in the best possible shape for a

massive season for the Rhinos and myself, with it being my testimonial year.

"I am feeling great at present, having had some time off at the end of the

season, and I am raring to go for the start of pre-season training on Monday."

– Danny McGuire

McGuire, who made his debut for the Rhinos in 2001, surpassed his former Leeds

team-mate Keith Senior last season to become Super League's all-time leading

tryscorer and currently totals 201. He is fifth in the club's all-time list with 222 tries in all competitions,

just six behind Drew Turnball.

Danny is a unique talent and we are very

privileged to have him play his entire career at Leeds Rhinos.

"We all have been guilty over the years of perhaps taking him for granted in

terms of what he does for this team because he performs at such a high level

every time he steps onto the field.

"However, his value to this team is never underestimated and I am delighted he

has agreed a contract extension."

– Leeds coach Brian McDermott

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