Paul McShane (rugby league)

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Paul McShane
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Personal information
Full name Paul McShane
Nickname PMS
Born (1989-11-19) 19 November 1989 (age 27)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–13 Leeds Rhinos 67 16 0 0 64
2010(loan) Hull FC 7 0 0 0 0
2012(loan) Widnes Vikings 11 3 4 0 20
2014–15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 51 6 0 0 24
2015- Castleford Tigers 16 1 0 0 4
Total 152 26 4 0 112
As of August 2015

Paul McShane is an English Rugby League Hooker, currently playing for the Castleford Tigers.

McShane was captain of Merlyn Rees High School team. He joined the Leeds Academy, from Hunslet Hawks in 2006. He was named Junior Academy Player of the Year in 2007 & kicked five goals in their Grand Final win over St. Helens.

McShane signed a five-year contract with the Rhinos in July 2008, keeping him at the club until at least 2013.

McShane made his first team début on the opening day of the 2009 Super League season against Crusaders at Headingley. He made two further appearances in 2009, including his first start against Warrington Wolves.

McShane made a further 13 Super League appearances in 2010. Nine for the Rhinos & four on loan at Hull F.C. He also scored his first try, against Harlequins RL.

McShane was named in the England U18 Academy squad to tour Australia in June 2008.

Paul was released from his contract at Leeds Rhinos before the end of the 2013 season.

Since signing for Castleford Paul has improved and become a fans favourite. He has covered in the 6 and 7 position and has kicked goals for the team too.


  1. ^ "Leeds Rhinos Players & Coaches 1st Team". web page. Leeds Rhinos. 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 

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