DONALD TO LEEDS WITH EAGLES BEST WISHES The Manly Sea Eagles today confirmed the signing of try-scoring winger Scott Donald to English Super League Club Leeds for the next three years. Donald will leave Manly at the end of the season to link up with the Rhinos after a very successful three season stint with Manly. The former Cowboys and Parramatta winger has exercised an option in his contract to take up the Leeds offer which was negotiated over the weekend. Donald was Manly's leading try scorer with 18 last season and his two tries against Newcastle at Brookvale Oval last Sunday took his tally to eight in the matches so far in 2005. Donald's record of 48 tries in 62 games for Manly is one of the best strike records in the NRL. Manly CEO Patrick Wilson said the Sea Eagles were sorry to see Donald leave the club. "He is an exciting player, an excellent clubman and a proven match winner. "The offer from Leeds was one which will help Scott financially secure his future and we wish him the best of luck" Mr Wilson said. Donald said the Leeds offer was too good to refuse. "I have always wanted to play in England and the opportunity at 24 years of age is something I couldn't pass up. "I'm grateful for the opportunity Manly has given me and I've loved my time with the club - I wouldn't feel right playing against them. I would particularly like to make mention of the supporters who have been very good to me since I joined the club for an opportunity from Parramatta three years ago," Donald said. Donald said he will now concentrate on helping Manly into the semi finals for the first time since 1998. "I'm excited at how far we can go in this premiership," Donald said.