Dannys' 2010 season ended a game before the rest of the squad when he got injured in the dying seconds of the play-off win over the Wigan Warriors. Already operated upon, and on crutches, he had the disappointment of seeing his side lose out a fortnight later to the same opposition. It was a night where we could really have used his mercurial skills.|
In 2010 McGuire scored 25 tries in 28 appearances (including the World Club Challenge) amassing 100 points in Blue & Amber. Of those twenty-five tries, six of them came in hat-tricks against the Bulls and the Dragons.
Danny made his debut in July 2001 (v. Salford) which suggests he should be in line for a testimonial starting mid-way through next year, hopefully he will have regained full fitness by then and be back playing an active role in the Rhinos push for 2011 honours. In a nine season career to date he has scored 173 tries in 224 appearances (188 + 36 sub).
This year he recorded 113 points in the weekly round votes, easily pipping the 2008 winner Jamie Peacock (88 points) and Kevin Sinfield (winner 2005 & 2009) with 83 points, into second and third.
No one can deny that Danny McGuire is a worthy winner of the Player of the Season accolade.