McGuire ready for Rhinos clash

08 February 2018 01:22:42 GMTPlus11

Veteran half-back Danny McGuire expects to give his all for Hull KR when he comes up against his former club Leeds Rhinos on Thursday evening.

McGuire ended a trophy-laden Rhinos career in style as he helped them to yet another Super League Grand Final victory at the end of last season, before heading to Rovers to start anew.

I'm not really sure how I'll feel, but I'm pretty competitive - I want to win.

Danny McGuire

And McGuire is looking forward to the game at Elland Road on Thursday, admitting that he is at least being spared an emotional Headingley return, at least for the time being.

He told reporters: "It's good that it's out of the way so early and I think it's a bit easier with it being at Elland Road rather than Headingley. That would have been a tough one.

"I left on brilliant terms. I love the club, I love everything about it. I had an unbelievable time there for 20-odd years and I'll never have a bad word to say about the club.

"Obviously I wish them all the success, except of course when they play against Rovers.

"I'm not really sure how I'll feel on Thursday, but I'm pretty competitive - I want to win. Once I pull on the shirt, I'm representing Rovers now and I'll be doing my best for the club and the badge."

Rovers are 7.00 to win at Elland Road, while they are 3.25 to score first and 3.40 to score the first try of the game.

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