McGuire backs Solomona to break his Super League try-scoring record

Danny McGuire has begrudgingly backed Denny Solomona to surpass his record for tries scored in a Super League season.

The Leeds captain currently holds the record with legendary Bradford winger Lesley Vainikolo, with the two scoring a staggering 38 tries in the 2004 season, a record that includes play-off games.

Solomona is currently on 28 tries for the season, ten short of equalling the record with seven rounds to play, plus any play-off games if Cas can somehow make the top four. The Cas flier has amassed his tries in just 20 starts, an average of 1.4 tries per game.

To break the record, Solomona will need to improve that ratio marginally to go top of the charts, however McGuire believes he can do it, even if he’d rather hold the record himself.

“Obviously, I would like to keep it,” McGuire told TotalRL.

“But the way he is playing at the moment, it wouldn’t surprise me if he went past it to be honest.

“He has been brilliant this year and I think Cas with the style of rugby they’re playing, he could break it quite easily. We’ll see what happens.

“As a player you always like to keep hold of those individual things, but I wish him all the best. I’m good friends with Luke Gale so Cas are my second team at the moment, so I hope they do well.”