Super League's top try-scorer, Danny McGuire has been speaking to Calendar's Chris Dawkes ahead of today's Grand Final at Old Trafford.
Leeds Rhinos Coach Brian McDermott has hit out at the one match ban given to stand-off Danny McGuire for a reckless tackle in last week's play-off win against the Catalans Dragons.
McDermott says the Rugby League is in danger of taking the contact out of what is a contact sport. The ban means McGuire will miss this Friday's semi-final at Wigan, and the coach admits Leeds will miss him.
Leeds Rhinos half-back Danny McGuire has been granted a testimonial by the Rugby Football League. The 29-year-old, who has been ruled out of the Challenge Cup final with a knee injury, joined Leeds when he was 13 and has gone on to score 220 tries for the club.
As a result, he is the joint leading scorer in the history of the Super League, while he has won five Super League titles with the club. The testimonial will start from September 1 and will run for a year.
"It is a huge privilege for me to be granted a testimonial by the RFL and I would like to thank them for that," said McGuire. "Testimonials are still invaluable to players in our sport. We won't be able to retire when we finish playing like footballers."
Leeds stand-off Danny McGuire will miss Sunday's Super League Grand Final re-match with St Helens at Langtree Park after being hurt in training. The Rhinos say the England international will be ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring injury.