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McGuire awarded Testimonial by RFL

Leeds Rhinos and England star Danny McGuire has been awarded a testimonial by the Rugby Football League which will run for a year from the 1st September 2012.
McGuire awarded Testimonial by RFL
by NRL

Leeds Rhinos and England star Danny McGuire has been awarded a testimonial by the Rugby Football League which will run for a year from the 1st September 2012.

McGuire joined the Rhinos as a 13 year old, making his Super League debut in July 2001. He has gone on to be one of the biggest stars in the game and is now the joint leading try scorer of all time in Super League with 199 league tries. He is fifth in the all time list of try scorers for Leeds with 220 tries in all competitions for the club. The news of his testimonial comes as a boost for the half back after a knee injury last week ruled him out of the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final at Wembley next Saturday.

Commenting on the announcement, the 29-year-old said, "It is a huge privilege for me to be granted a testimonial by the RFL and I would like to thank them for that. I am really looking forward to the testimonial year and have lots of things planned already. We are fortunate here at the Rhinos to have had a number of players recently who have had testimonials and I have chatted to the lads about the events that people enjoyed and we will be looking to throw in a couple of new things as well. We have already started work on a calendar after the success of Rob Burrow's naked calendar last year. The theme is All Trades Covered and I have taken the boys out of their comfort zone and had them doing all sorts of different jobs, it is particularly worth keeping an eye out for Ryan Hall as a mechanic!

"Testimonials are still invaluable to players in our sport. We won't be able to retire when we finish playing like footballers and testimonials reward loyalty and commitment in the game. I see it also as a chance for me personally to meet fans and thank them for the support they have given me during my time so far at Leeds. The support I have had from everyone this week after the announcement of my injury has been overwhelming but not surprising from Rhinos fans, they have really helped lift my spirits and I will be doing everything I can to support the boys down at Wembley," added McGuire.

The Official Danny McGuire Testimonial Year launch including the reveal of the exclusive Danny McGuire testimonial shirt and the launch of the 2013 Leeds Rhinos 'naked' calendar - 'All Trades Covered' will take place at the newly refurbished Arc, North Lane, Headingley on Wednesday 12th September at 7pm.

This is an event for everyone which will see fans and players come together to begin the testimonial celebrations for the Leeds Rhinos, England and Great Britain Rugby League star.

The calendars which features players from the Leeds Rhinos squad 'covering the trades' - definitely one for the ladies! The calendar will retail officially at &;12 however on launch night only it will cost just &;10 and all proceeds will go to the Danny McGuire Testimonial Fund.

Tickets are &;12.50 per person and will include a drink on arrival. There will also be special drinks offers and the Rhinos players around for photographs and to sign shirts and calendars which will be available for sale! Please note places are extremely limited so book now to avoid disappointment!! You can book places either by coming down to Leeds Rugby Ticket Sales Office, over the phone on 0871 423 1315 (calls are charged at 10p per minute ? calls from mobiles may vary) or online at

The Official 2013 Calendar will be available to purchase from both Leeds Rugby Stores (Headingley Carnegie Stadium) and online at from Thursday 13th September. When purchased online there will be a postage cost in addition to the cost of the calendar.

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