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World Club Challenge: Leeds Rhinos v Melbourne Storm

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Poll: Who will win? (43 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Leeds Rhinos by 13 points or more (1 votes [2.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.33%

  2. Leeds Rhinos by 7 to 12 points (4 votes [9.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.30%

  3. Voted Leeds Rhinos by 1 - 6 points (11 votes [25.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.58%

  4. Melbourne Storm by 1 - 6 points (1 votes [2.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.33%

  5. Melbourne Storm by 7 to 12 points (13 votes [30.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.23%

  6. Melbourne Storm by 13 points or more (13 votes [30.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.23%

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#21 back to the future

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

Didn't think Cameron Smith could score points for Leeds

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#22 shun

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:31 PM

Will be looking to see how Sir Kev goes in this game, he is going up against the majority of Aus 1 6 7 and 9 combination. I think he'll likely be outclassed but not by an Aussie.

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#23 Harrigan

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:45 PM

Storm by 24

Our back line is shot to pieces and I fear for us if Keinhorst plays. The kid, by no fault of his own, has been out of his depth against Cas and Salford. Melbourne will kill him. If Vickery miraculously recovers though it will be closer.

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#24 roughyedspud

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:47 AM

i can see it decending into a farce now that "shoulder charges" are'nt allowed....can see melbourne whinging after every big hit....and leeds having a couple of players sin binned for perfectly good tackles...

gonna have to opt for melbourne to win by a try or 2 now..

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#25 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

Storm by 24

Our back line is shot to pieces and I fear for us if Keinhorst plays. The kid, by no fault of his own, has been out of his depth against Cas and Salford. Melbourne will kill him. If Vickery miraculously recovers though it will be closer.

Keinhorst is not a winger, though he has played their at Student level. He is better at centre. But Leeds have little choice but to play him on the wing at mo

#26 Blotto

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:59 AM

Leeds need to be 3 or 4 trys in front at half time to have a chance to win it, One of Storms strengths is having a strong 2nd half and not worrying about being behind!
Bellyache's re-signing will have given the Storm Squad a big lift!
Brian & Jimmy have learned the way to win these one offs under Nobby at the Bulls as Players, then last year as Coachs and thats a big plus for the Rhinos!
I expect Rhinos to be first out of the blocks and dominate the 1st half while Storm find the tempo of the Game, 2nd half should see a Storm surge, There won't be much in it score wise!

Edited by Blotto, 19 February 2013 - 08:02 AM.

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#27 boxhead

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:03 AM

Whooo hoo its being shown In Oz on free to air TV pretty well LIVE, first time in recent memory.
Great news.

#28 boxhead

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:12 AM

Leeds need to be 3 or 4 trys in front at half time to have a chance to win it, One of Storms strengths is having a strong 2nd half and not worrying about being behind!
Bellyache's re-signing will have given the Storm Squad a big lift!
Brian & Jimmy have learned the way to win these one offs under Nobby at the Bulls as Players, then last year as Coachs and thats a big plus for the Rhinos!
I expect Rhinos to be first out of the blocks and dominate the 1st half while Storm find the tempo of the Game, 2nd half should see a Storm surge, There won't be much in it score wise!


Not sure if you will see 20 or so points put on them in one half though Blotto.
They have only conceded just under 16 points a game in the last four seasons.

#29 Harrigan

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

Keinhorst is not a winger, though he has played their at Student level. He is better at centre. But Leeds have little choice but to play him on the wing at mo


I know, that's why I said through no fault of his own, however, it doesn't excuse him for missing more tackles than he makes or for dropping the ball for fun. His inept perforformances have not had anything to do with him playing out of position. He's just been dead set awful.

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#30 Futtocks

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

Given Leeds' current form and available squad, as long as Melbourne aren't too rusty this should be a win for the Storm. Just hoping for a really good game.

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#31 brooza

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

It's the RFL's fault that Storm don't have a warm up game. :rolleyes: ;)

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#32 brooza

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

Not overly confident, but I have my ticket and Leeds know how to win the big games, so here's hoping!

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#33 boxhead

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

Its a toss of a coin.
One team is far superior in Players, Coach and ability but may be going through the motions for pre season contractual obligations.

The other is charged up for it like a Grand Final with a point to prove. playing at home a few games into their season and carrying the honour and Glory of the Nation on their chest to prove that the game in England can compete and win against the Convicts.

p.s Do not underestimate the "Skill factor" and Leadership from the best player in the game on the outcome of this Arm wrestle.


Storm by 15+

Jokes aside, I hope its a good game and there is no controversy or poor refereeing that changes the outcome of the Game.

May the best team win and the game be a spectacle that showcases the best the game has too offer.

Edited by AndyCapp, 19 February 2013 - 11:53 AM.


#34 T-Dub

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

Looks like I cant turn up with a tatty £20 note ten minutes before kick off as usual...
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#35 boxhead

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

Looks like I cant turn up with a tatty £20 note ten minutes before kick off as usual...
http://www.therhinos.../news/19761.php


The capacity of a neutral ground like Headingley for a World Class match such as this is only 20,000 k that suggest the game should have been played at a bigger Arena.

#36 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

The capacity of a neutral ground like Headingley for a World Class match such as this is only 20,000 k that suggest the game should have been played at a bigger Arena.

And pay for the use of said bigger arena.
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#37 marklaspalmas

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

Looks like I cant turn up with a tatty £20 note ten minutes before kick off as usual...
http://www.therhinos.../news/19761.php


I was quite surprised by this...

It is only the second time in the modern era that Headingley Carnegie has been sold out before the day of the game


 

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#38 Harrigan

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

I was quite surprised by this...


Any ideas what the other one was? Normally when we have had sell outs you can still pay on the gate for the WT though.

Leeds actually haven't had a domestic 20k crowd in 4 years now.

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#39 Southstander13

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

Any ideas what the other one was? Normally when we have had sell outs you can still pay on the gate for the WT though.

Leeds actually haven't had a domestic 20k crowd in 4 years now.


Was it not last years WCC? Sure that sold out too!

#40 boxhead

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

And pay for the use of said bigger arena.


Melbourne Storms home ground holds 30,000k they would not have charged too much.
Its slightly more modern too.
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