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  1. Volley

    By:VolleyJun 20, 2005
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    Scott Donald signs with Leeds Rhinos
    Mon Jun 20, 10:44am (UK)
    Source: www.leedsrugby.com
    Leeds Rhinos have today revealed that they have signed Australian winger Scott Donald, 25, from the NRL?s Manly Sea Eagles on a three year contract starting from the 2006 engage Super League season.

    Donald, who formerly played with North Queensland Cowboys and Parramatta Eels, is one of the most prolific try scorers in the NRL competition having scored 63 tries in 87 games. In his first season at Manly in 2003 he scored a remarkable 21 tries in just 24 games and has been the second highest try scorer in the NRL for the past two seasons.

    Commenting on his signing Donald said, ?I?m really excited by the challenge of joining Leeds. I?ve have never been to England but I?ve heard from other Australian players how good It is to play at Headingley and in front of the Leeds fans.?

    Donald will arrive in Leeds in early December and is likely to make his debut for the club in the traditional Tetley?s Festive Challenge on Boxing Day.

    Chief Executive Gary Hetherington commented, ?Scott will join us at the height of his career. He?s an experienced NRL player, a proven try scorer with lightning pace and I?m sure he will be an exciting addition to our squad and the Super League competition.?

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    Personally I think that's pretty ****.
     
  2. Dan

    By:DanJun 20, 2005
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    didnt he sign a 2 year deal last year?
     
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    By:c_eagleJun 20, 2005
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    We've obviously got someone in that position well within our sites or freeing up dosh for a certain blue-chipper. I don't think Donald is a huge loss but he did finally start looking for the ball last weekend.
     
  4. Matabele

    By:MatabeleJun 20, 2005
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    good riddance. No huge loss.

    If it frees up $ for someone with size as well as pace, we'll all be very happy.

    *ducks for cover*
     
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    By:Canteen WorkerJun 20, 2005
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    Duck will be missed in my view as he is a genuine speedster who can score a try out of nothing. The Auckland game this year and the Shark, Dog and St G games last year showed that.

    With Alberts he could have been really something. I suppose he is being let go as he concedes a soft try for every two that he scores.

    I will miss him but I am sure that the club must have something up their sleeve - unless Hoppa is set for comeback #456.
     
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    By:fLIPJun 20, 2005
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    Interesting. I wonder who the winger/ centre may be?
     
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    By:DanJun 20, 2005
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    CW n a winger crusade again!.

    Nah I wil miss him too, he has been a good and solid player
     
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    By:CC_EagleJun 20, 2005
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    Will miss him.

    But if we sign someone like Grothe,Berrigan or Bell I wont even notice that Scotty has gone.

    Admin must have something planned or settled. None of our PL guys are good enough for NRL.

    I just hope this won't be Alby all over again.
     
  9. fLIP

    By:fLIPJun 20, 2005
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    Please be berrigan!
     
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    By:fLIPJun 20, 2005
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    Couple that with Randal going, leului not signed, we may be going into june 30 with quite a check.
     
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    Hecks is unsigned according to some as well!
     
  12. Fluffy

    By:FluffyJun 20, 2005
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    im not sure whether to believe this or not - The don was re-signed last year - surely for more than 1 year
     
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    By:MatabeleJun 20, 2005
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    He's been alright. But we can do and must get better.

    He was contratced for 2 years. I doubt he'd have been let go if there wasn't some certainty of a replacement being a good thing.

    In the words of that wonderful 80s popster, Collette:

    "You can ring my .........."
     
  14. fLIP

    By:fLIPJun 20, 2005
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    It on the offical Leeds website fluffy. With his photo. They would legally be landing themselves in a lot of hot water if it were a prank.

    BTW, with this news, I think we should have a non elimitnation round in survivor due to morning.
     
  15. Fluffy

    By:FluffyJun 20, 2005
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    he is not listed as off contract
     
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    By:FluffyJun 20, 2005
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    there must be something in the wings then - groth - someone from ESL - lyon??
     
  17. fLIP

    By:fLIPJun 20, 2005
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    Perhaps he was released or a "trade" has been done. Who plays for leeds that would be of interest.
     
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    By:MatabeleJun 20, 2005
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    Toopi & Meli

    Bet your house on it.
     
  19. fLIP

    By:fLIPJun 20, 2005
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    The house has just gone down on it mata. You better not be wrong on this one.
     
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    By:c_eagleJun 20, 2005
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    Don't we give away too many penalties as is?
     
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