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Leeds Rhinos v St Helens


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Poll: Who will make it to Wembley (34 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will make it to Wembley

  1. Leeds Rhinos (12 votes [35.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.29%

  2. St Helens (21 votes [61.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.76%

  3. Golden Point Extra Time (1 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

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#1 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:36 PM

Biggest game of the season for mine as these two Rugby League heavyweights clash for the Third time this year.

With the results so far being:

Saturday 24th April 2010, St Helens 41-20 Leeds Rhinos, Attendance: 11,048, Referee: Richard Silverwood

Saturday 3rd July 2010, Leeds Rhinos 28-24 St Helens, Attendance: 17,200, Referee: Richard Silverwood

So one win apiece and in two totally contrasting games so the comparing of the two doesn't really give us any idea as to what to expect on Saturday at a packed Galpharm stadium in Huddersfield or does it?

I'll be cheering for *cough St Helens on the day but I really do think Leeds will make it to Wembley where they will face the Catalans Dragons.

So then for mine it's Leeds Rhinos 22-20 St Helens with 19,000 in attendance.

Edited by Tommy The C5t, 06 August 2010 - 06:56 PM.


#2 Bitofaboogie

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:25 PM

Saints by 20.


#3 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:46 PM

I can't see there being anymore than six points in this game to be honest.

Shouldn't you be cheering for Leeds instead of your arch rivals?

#4 ShotgunGold

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:49 PM

Saints are gonna win this. I just know they will. And remember they've only lost one Challenge Cup match in five years!

St Helens 36-8 Leeds Rhinos

#5 Old Frightful

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:01 AM

Tough one to call. Think Saints will just edge a Leeds side without the mercurial Ablett.

Leeds 18 Saints 20.

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#6 Amber Avenger

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:17 AM

Underestimate Leeds at your peril - no matter what they have said in the press, it's blindingly obvious this is the comp they really want to win this year.

Regardless of my blatent anti-Leeds bias, I'd still rather Saints won as a Wire/Saints final would be a belter for mine and hopefully the best cup final (on paper) in half a decade.

Still, I think we have an amazing semi in this fixture, but regardless of what I want to happen, I can see Leeds taking this by a score or two.
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#7 1976PMJwires

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:35 AM

A glamour win for the new Chesire club (next season they are anyway)

Leeds 18 Saints 38

#8 Chronicler of Chiswick

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:51 AM

Leaning towards Saints by not very much, but might go to Golden Point extra time.

#9 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 11:21 AM

Saints will have my support on Saturday, and I think they will be grinning afterwards. Leeds need to be on top in the forwards to win this, and with Ablett rightly doing a 3 stretch and injuries elsewhere they won't even have parity. Saints are not the side they were and cannot perform every week like they used to, but have shown enough for mine to win this comfortably. An all Cheshire final looks a likely outcome.
I thought that the semis last year were both excellent games and hope that this year's will equally be a treat.
It would be good to have a classic final, as it has been a long time since we had one (any since Radlinski's foot final?).

#10 Amber Avenger

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:05 PM

QUOTE (Exiled Wiganer @ Aug 4 2010, 12:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would be good to have a classic final, as it has been a long time since we had one (any since Radlinski's foot final?).


2005 - Hull vs Leeds was a pretty good one IIRC. Was Radlinski's 2004?
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#11 Wendall

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:28 PM

Think its all on for a dream final Saints v Wire.

Saints to edge this 22-20.



#12 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:54 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 4 2010, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Think its all on for a dream final Saints v Wire.

Saints to edge this 22-20.

You certainly are dreaming, Leeds v Dragons all the way
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#13 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:45 PM

Saints 26 Leeds 14 Attendance: 14100.

#14 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:00 PM

QUOTE (Maximus Decimus @ Aug 4 2010, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Saints 26 Leeds 14 Attendance: 14100.


16,000 tickets already sold wink.gif

#15 Riversiderontour

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:21 PM

Can see this being decided by the video ref in the dying seconds.

Cant choose between them, BUT if I had to bet 5p id go for for Leeds by 2

Even as a Wire I am sorry but Westwood is nowhere near as skillful as Super Sam or Ellis.

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#16 Loiner

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:14 PM

QUOTE (Bitofaboogie @ Aug 3 2010, 11:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Saints by 20.

And that from a wigan fan. biggrin.gif

#17 Optimus

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:23 PM

Full team maybe, even two or three injuries, but not with half our pack missing.

We are struggling so much in the back row that Senior is going to have to move into the pack at some stage if not the whole game.

Lee Smith at centre? He'll be destroyed by Gidley.

Sinfield back in the pack with Burrow and McGuire partnering up again for the first time in a while, they will be rusty.

We are lacking beef and it will show towards the end of each half.

Saints by 16.
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#18 Optimus

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:30 PM

Just found out kirke is back, hopefully he'll be fit enough to make an impact!
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#19 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (Optimus @ Aug 5 2010, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just found out kirke is back, hopefully he'll be fit enough to make an impact!

Kirkes only in the 19, may not play.
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#20 Optimus

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE (terrywebbisgod @ Aug 5 2010, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kirkes only in the 19, may not play.

Possibly Diskin as well! Hope so, we need all the experience we have for this game. If those two are fit and play then hopefully it will be a closer encounter than I first thought.

Edited by Optimus, 05 August 2010 - 07:38 PM.

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