Paul McShane

You’d have to go a long way to find a more successful team in recent years than Hunslet Club Parkside – in any sport. The south Leeds Rugby League side have been promoted as champions through each of the National Conference’s four divisions in successive seasons. But even by their standards the 2018 campaign was rather special. Parkside’s 26-18 win over West Hull in the National Conference Premier Division Grand Final came after they had won all 22 of their league matches to complete a phenomenal ‘perfect season’. McShane is better known as one of Castleford Tigers’ star players in Super League but if his team continue their climb up the League ladder at their current rate he may well become just as renowned for his coaching as he is for his playing.