Danny McGuire is Super League’s record try scorer.
The Leeds Rhinos legend is also the second most successful player in Super League history scoring eight Grand Finals tries in nine appearances as he won eight titles with the Rhinos before joining Hull KR.
McGuire scored a huge 247 Super League tries, truly impressive for any player let alone a halfback.
McGuire became the first player to score 200 Super League tries in 2012. He equalled former teammate Keith Senior’s record of 199 – which is also shared by Paul Wellens now – against future club Hull KR before picking up an injury and then on his return against Wakefield Trinity in the play-offs he notched try 200.
In 2004, he scored an exceptional 39 tries but now his former Leeds teammate Ryan Hall is edging closer to his record.
Hall who left Leeds in 2018 to join NRL club Sydney Roosters before joining Hull KR where McGuire now works as assistant coach.
Hall is now on 228 tries and speaking on The Bench podcast McGuire revealed his honest take on Hall topping his record:
“We were actually talking about it before and we said Ryan’s got an abacus in his bedroom and every time he scores he flicks one across as he counts down,” McGuire joked.
“I gave him a little bit of stick the other day when he came off against Wigan with a so-called rib injury. We actually scored two tries where he would have been, if you’d have been on Ryan then you’d have been a little bit closer son, but unfortunately not.
“If it happened it’d probably only be Ryan that I’d be happy for, anybody else I’d be a bit disappointed.”
So if Hall does it McGuire would be happy but the younger Josh Charnley, who is in exceptional form, is on 208 tries.
The former Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves winger now plies his trade at Leigh Leopards and is in superb try scoring form.