Danny McGuire is arguably one of the greatest players in Super League history.
Having won eight Super League titles, three World Club Challenges and two Challenge Cups, McGuire left Leeds Rhinos at the end of the 2017 season to join Hull KR.
Whilst at Craven Park, McGuire registered almost 50 appearances in two seasons before hanging up his boots in 2019 to join the coaching staff at the Robins.
However, during his time at Headingley – a career which spanned 18 seasons – McGuire’s former agent has revealed that the 39-year-old got a massive offer from a shock club – as well as one from the NRL.
‘We had this with Danny, he got offered two or three times once to rugby union – it was Saracens when we got a phone call – and then the other was Matt Adamson who had gone to another club from Leeds,” Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK told the Full Eighty Minutes podcast.
“I look now and should Danny have tested himself at that level or is Danny revered at the club of Leeds because he didn’t?”
Rhinos fans will be so glad that McGuire decided to stay for such an illustrious length of time at Headingley given the success that the Golden Era of that time had.
McGuire, alongside the likes of Rob Burrow, Kevin Sinfield and Jamie Peacock, etched themselves into Leeds history like very few have ever done before or ever will.
That, in itself, is surely justification for spending almost two decades of his career at the same club.
McGuire, meanwhile, is now interim coach at Hull KR following the departure of Tony Smith who was sacked earlier this month following a string of bad results.
The former Leeds and KR halfback signed a new three-year deal to stay at Craven Park under new head coach Willie Peters from 2023 onwards.