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Scott Donald

Scott Donald
Personal information
Full name Scott William Donald
Born (1980-02-14) 14 February 1980
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1998–00 North Queensland 4 1 0 0 4
2001–02 Parramatta Eels 21 15 0 0 60
2003–05 Manly-Warringah 68 48 0 0 192
2006–10 Leeds Rhinos 145 93 0 0 372
Total 238 157 0 0 628
Source: Rugby League Project SL Stats

Scott Albert Donald (Born 14 February 1980 in Townsville, Queensland) is a retired Australian professional rugby league footballer and played for the Leeds Rhinos of the European Super League competition. He was known affectionately as 'Scotty D' by some fans and his position of choice was on the Wing.

Contents

  • Career 1
    • National Rugby League 1.1
    • Super League 1.2
  • Rugby League Playing Record 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Career

National Rugby League

Known for his exceptional pace, Scott Donald made his National Rugby League (NRL) debut for the North Queensland Cowboys in Round 19 of the 1998 NRL season in a 14-10 win over the Adelaide Rams at the Malanda Stadium in Townsville. Donald only played four games in three seasons with the Cowboys before signing with Sydney based team the Parramatta Eels at the end of the 2000 season.

Donald made 14 appearances for the Eels in 2001, but injury saw him miss the 2001 NRL Grand Final loss to the Newcastle Knights. Injury restricted him to just 7 games in 2002 and at the end of the year he left the Eels to join the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

At Manly, Donald would finally cement a first grade spot on the wing and he played in 68 games for the Sea Eagles over three seasons and was the clubs leading try scorer in 2003, crossing for 21 tries in 24 games.

Super League

After three seasons at Manly in which he scored 48 tries in 68 games, Donald left the NRL and joined English Super League club the Leeds Rhinos at the back end of 2005 as a replacement for outgoing winger Mark Calderwood. Donald scored a try on debut for the Rhinos against the Huddersfield Giants at Headingley Carnegie Stadium in Leeds on 11 February 2006.

He was the 3rd top try scoring winger in the league in 2006, with only St Helens' Ade Gardner and Catalans' Justin Murphy scoring more tries than he did.

Donald playing against Hull KR.

In the 2007 Super League season, He went on to score a total of 20 tries and has still to miss a match for the Leeds Rhinos on completing his third season. In September 2007, Donald was named in the Super League Dream Team. In October 2007, Donald scored a try in the Rhino's 33-6 victory over St Helens at Old Trafford in the Super League Grand Final.

He was named in the Super League Dream Team for 2008's Super League XIII season.[1]

He played in the 2008 Super League Grand Final victory over St Helens.[2] He then played on the wing for the Rhinos in their 20-28 loss to his former team Manly in the 2009 World Club Challenge at Elland Road in Leeds.

Scott Donald retired from playing at the end of the 2010 Super League season.

Rugby League Playing Record

The table below shows a cumulative points and scoring records for Scott Donald career both in Australia and Europe.

Club Years Active Appearances Tries Goals FG Points
North Queensland Cowboys 1998 - 2000 4 1 0 0 4
Parramatta Eels 2001 - 2002 21 15 0 0 60
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 2003 - 2005 68 48 0 0 192
Leeds Rhinos 2006 - 2010 145 93 0 0 372
Total 1998 - 2010 238 157 0 0 628
[3]

References

  1. ^ "2008 engage Super League Dream Team". Super League. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  2. ^ "2008 Grand Final". BBC. 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  3. ^ ISBN 978-0-7524-4650-9 page 166

External links

  • Leeds Rhinos profile
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