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News: Scott Donald retires

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    <p>Leeds Rhinos' Scott Donald will head home to Australia at the end of the English Super League season after announcing his retirement on Wednesday.</p>

    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/5073-scott-donald-retires.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. mosto

    mosto I have a well known member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,262 /12
    Good luck in retirement Scott. A genuine speedster and knew how to score a try. From memory he was leading try scorer when we were near the bottom of the ladder.
  3. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +241 /2
    Not many players pin their ears back and go for the corner like him - so many players now try to step back inside and score(but normally get tackled)
  4. Dessy

    Dessy Active Member

    +2 /0
    He did become a bit of a cult figure at brookie. His speed was one of the only things going for us back in those days.
  5. gomanly

    gomanly Member

    +0 /0
    the human turnstyle.
  6. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +241 /2
    Yeah could score tries but couldnt tackle to save his life
  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,548 /214
    I recall one televised match where there was some amazing play from Donald. From memory the opposition made a break from their own territory, Donald turned and chased and ran him down, then ran down the player he had passed to, then the ball went loose, and Donald got it and sprinted most of the back to the other end where the whole thing started. All in the one movement, I could'nt recall ever seeing something like that before.
  8. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    I remember a stunning pic from byso which became known as the 'beep beep' pic as Scotty split the opposition and headed for the line. ("Beep Beep" was an ode to the Road Runner from Wile E. Coyote fame).  I have it signed but currently in storage. Byso's site (byronimages.net) only goes back to '96 and it may have been a '95 game but wow it showed his abilities. In all the Rhino games I saw he never showed what he did for Manly  but I liked him for one who gave it his best. Best wishes Scotty.
  9. Manly To Win!

    Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +190 /2
    He got 21 tries in 2003 - was equal fourth with Utai, Monaghan and Sing in try-scorers that year, after Wesser (25), Meli (23) and Vagana (22). He was a bright spot during our depressing years, and I'm glad he did so well with Leeds.
  10. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +560 /20
    his signing by us wouldn't be a surprise when considering the current ages of "talent" we have.
  11. Downie

    Downie Active Member

    +3 /0
    I still remember the absolute shocker he had against Penrith in his final year with us, couldn't catch the ball to save his life. I think Steppa was brought in as his permanent replacement for the rest of the season after that.
  12. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,870 /65
    Have we got a back over 30 Darren ? Outside of Lyon and Robbo they are all 25 or under

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