Leeds Rhinos captain has confirmed that the 2017 season will be his last with the club, 16 years after making his debut.
McGuire, 34, has won 7 Super League’s, 3 World Club Challenge titles, 3 League Leaders’ Shields and 2 Challenge Cups playing for the team he grew up supporting, while also scoring 262 tries overall- 233 of which have come in Super League making him the competitions all-time leading try scorer.
The stand-off, who will go down as a Rhinos legend after coming through the academy to play a starring role in the clubs most successful ever era, will play on in 2018 but it is not yet clear where that will be.
Speaking about his decision to leave Leeds, McGuire said: “I am pleased to have made the decision now so I can focus on the remainder of this season and finishing my time at the Rhinos in the best possible way. I have been honoured to play alongside some of the greatest players in our game’s history and I remember seeing how special it was for Danny Buderus, Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai to finish their time as a Rhino at the very top and that is my aim now.
“When I was a youngster coming through the academy, I got my opportunity because a senior player moved on and now is the right time for me and the club to give our talented, young players their opportunity. I have been at my club since I was 12 and spent my entire adult life so far here; it is all I have ever known. But there are exciting challenges ahead and I know that the door is always open for me here at Headingley.
“I would like to thank Gary Hetherington and Brian McDermott for giving me the opportunity to decide my next action. I will take time now to look at my options moving forward. I am in no rush to make definite plans about next season and beyond. I am not ready to say my goodbyes just yet, we are currently second in the league and in the Challenge Cup semi-final and that is where my attention is focused now”.