Leeds Rhinos’ Golden Generation really was just that – golden.
From multiple Super League Grand Final victories to World Club Challenge and Challenge Cup success, there was nothing that the Rhinos didn’t achieve through the 2000s and 2010s.
Now, the club appears to be struggling to replicate that energy and enthusiasm to win each and every game and then of course the big one at the end of the season.
And, with former Leeds halfback Danny McGuire as a guest on Sky Sports in last night’s live game between Wigan Warriors and Castleford Tigers, he was able to explain just why the club was successful for so long.
“That was one of the main reasons for our success, we were constantly competing with each other,” McGuire said.
“Sometimes it went overboard and we did get nasty but that’s what teamwork is all about.
“We would go off the training field and then we would go up and play darts or pool and compete there, too.”
Alongside McGuire sat Jamie Jones-Buchanan – another talisman of that incredible Golden Generation – and the way both men spoke about the game and their history really made it clear why they were so hungry for success on a regular basis.