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06/10/12 - SL Grand Final: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves


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Poll: Who will win? (39 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Leeds Rhinos by 13 points or more (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Voted Leeds Rhinos by 7 to 12 points (8 votes [20.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.51%

  3. Voted Leeds Rhinos by 1 to 6 points (6 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  4. Warrington Wolves by 1 to 6 points (6 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  5. Warrington Wolves by 7 to 12 points (11 votes [28.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.21%

  6. Warrington Wolves by 13 points or more (8 votes [20.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.51%

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#1 John Drake

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

Discuss the Grand Final here.

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#2 1976PMJwires

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:09 AM

Biggest game of my life - Can't wait for Saturday

Leeds are the Champions, the champion side and recently in finals Warrington have the beating of them.

I'm so happy we've made the GF anything else is a bonus - Like I've said since joining this forum.

Can Warrington win?? Yes they can - Leeds 15 Warrington 23

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#3 gingerjon

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:13 AM

Wigan have already won the league. What's this match for?

Or to put it another way: Wire by 6.
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#4 Viking Warrior

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

wire to win by 10, over the season they have been outstanding and thoroughly deserve their place in the final, as for leeds playing well in 3 games shouldn't be enough to call them the champions
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#5 Stevo

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:39 AM

If it's a tight, low-scoring, defenses-on-top game then Leeds to edge it.

If it's an open game with plenty of free-flowing attack, then Wire by 12 or so.
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#6 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

Wire to win as a fitting swansong for Morley, Briers, Hodgson and co. Desire and talent to beat know how and tenacity.

#7 Johnoco

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

I'm going for a Warrington win.

Hoping to go to the game but things are up in the air ATM.

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#8 brooza

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:05 AM

recently in finals Warrington have the beating of them.

Only in the Challenge Cup, and everybody beats us in the final of that! Grand Final is a different story though...
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#9 southstand loiner

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:16 AM

the grand final to decide the real champions of super league.

warrington big time favorites should win by 20 points but beware the rhino they never know when there beaten andcould spring a suprise.

heres hopeing for a wet weekend
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#10 marklaspalmas

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

Recent finals have been good rather than great. I'd like to see a classic.

Failing that, a real cliff-hanger.

Good luck to both teams.

 

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#11 John Rhino

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:39 AM

Really looking forward to this one and would have been a lot more confident of winning if it were Saints. ;)

Just hoping for a good close, hard fought game with no dubious penalties to get my blood pressure up.

BTW Derby City is taking two full coaches to the match. The game is very slowly taking hold in the Midlands!!

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#12 hindle xiii

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

I went for 'Warrington Wolves by 1 to 6 points'.

Warrington by 1 point, a Briers drop-goal. Something in the teens; 17-16, 19-18 that sort of score.

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#13 hindle xiii

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:52 AM

... everyone's going but me, but I'll be fine; watch the match in 3D and have a curry night.

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#14 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

Warrington to win,the ABL's to run out of kleenex. ;) .
Leeds have had two tough games leading up to the final. Warrington seemed a bit subdued in their games.Hoping it's going to be a classic,good luck to both teams.
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#15 Dave T

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:28 PM

Warrington to win,the ABL's to run out of kleenex. ;) .
Leeds have had two tough games leading up to the final. Warrington seemed a bit subdued in their games.Hoping it's going to be a classic,good luck to both teams.

Not sure Wire looked subdued on Saturday, I thought the way we turned around a game that was going against us was tremendous.
As I think Brian Noble said, Saints were very good, Warrington were excellent.

As for the game, can't call it. It is setup very nicely, Wire having the Cup Final experience and two wins over Leeds in recent years, with Leeds having loads of Grand Final experience - it really is set up to be a cracker!

#16 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

Not sure Wire looked subdued on Saturday, I thought the way we turned around a game that was going against us was tremendous.
As I think Brian Noble said, Saints were very good, Warrington were excellent.

As for the game, can't call it. It is setup very nicely, Wire having the Cup Final experience and two wins over Leeds in recent years, with Leeds having loads of Grand Final experience - it really is set up to be a cracker!

Subdued compared to pre playoff games.Just seemed to be that little spark missing .
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#17 Dave T

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:39 PM

Subdued compared to pre playoff games.Just seemed to be that little spark missing .

I thought there was in the first game certainly. In the 2nd game I thought we just won the arm wrestle and did it the hard way, certainly nowhere near as fluent in attack as we can be, but credit to Hull for their defence.

In the third game, some of our attack was back to it's very best. Some of the link play was excellent, particularly the build-up to Grix's try - and we did this whilst achieving an 83% completion rate, which is some going.

#18 southstand loiner

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:40 PM

just seen silverwood is ref so thats a 10 point start for the wire but we shall overcome that with luck.
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#19 Dave T

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:45 PM

As a Wire fan, the thing I will be watching with great interest is the team selection.

Mike Cooper has been one of the best players in the playoffs for us, and to drop him now would seem incredibly harsh, but then Carvell is a quality player.

I suspect that the rest of the team picks itself.

#20 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

As a Wire fan, the thing I will be watching with great interest is the team selection.

Mike Cooper has been one of the best players in the playoffs for us, and to drop him now would seem incredibly harsh, but then Carvell is a quality player.

I suspect that the rest of the team picks itself.

I think TS has already admitted he has a selection problem in either keeping Cooper in or selecting Carvell,plus the option of selecting Mcarthy.
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