Brett Delaney was at the Leeds Rhinos for nine years – nine years which the Australian labelled as ‘the best’ of his professional life.
After making almost 100 NRL appearances for the Parramatta Eels and Gold Coast Titans, Delaney made the move to West Yorkshire ahead of the 2010 Super League season.
It was a move that was a match made in heaven; over a period of nine years, the 36-year-old made 212 appearances for the Rhinos, scoring 27 tries.
And, Delaney has now opened up on his time spent at Headingley.
“I loved my experience at Leeds, rugby league wise it was the best decision I made personally to go to Leeds,” Delaney told Serious About Rugby League.
“I was fortunate enough to win a number of trophies and I’ve got lifelong friends that I still talk to all the time.
“When you win so many competitions with certain individuals, you are always going to have that bond.
“Obviously with what is happening with Rob Burrow and stuff, we’ve been seeing a lot more of each other which has been great but it is obviously not in the best circumstances.
“That group of players under Brian McDermott was great, I learnt a lot under him – it was the best nine years of my life.”