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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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#141 Dave T

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

Fantastic first half, very even. Surprised at just how easy are finding it to get at them out wide, especially late on in the tackle count.

we saw England trouble the Aussies like this at Wembley. Good tactics from Leeds.

#142 RSN

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

Storm IMO are just an slightly above average pack and three quarters superbly well coached but just happen to have the 3 best players in the world playing in the most vital positions. Peacock has been absolutely class led the line brilliantly followed closely by Delaney. Its important Leeds don't fall behind, Smith and Cronk 9 times out of 10 can hold onto a Leed for the remaining 25 minutes of the game. They look absolutely terrified of Watkins and besides his blunder Burrow has been superb. They've neutralised Sir Kev but at the expense of players running out to stop him they've left themselves open out wide. Also Stevie Ward surprisingly going well at second row he hasn't been out muscled at all.

Roll on the second half this is thoroughly entertaining.

#143 trakl

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

Jamie Peacock, as in last year's World Club Challenge, has been absolutely magnificent. Honestly, on the first half showing he looks to be England's best front row forward by a mile.

Kallum Watkins is showing the kind of attacking threat that he'll need to produce for England against Greg Inglis - he's missing Hardaker and Jones-Bishop though...

Come on Leeds!

#144 RSN

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

Hemmings needs the sack also.

#145 bluewhite10

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

Jamie Peacock, as in last year's World Club Challenge, has been absolutely magnificent. Honestly, on the first half showing he looks to be England's best front row forward by a mile.

Kallum Watkins is showing the kind of attacking threat that he'll need to produce for England against Greg Inglis - he's missing Hardaker and Jones-Bishop though...

Come on Leeds!

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#146 trakl

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:56 PM

Hemmings needs the sack also.


Did he really want a red card for a late push? Or even for a shoulder charge?

#147 Dave T

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

Did he really want a red card for a late push? Or even for a shoulder charge?

I dont mind Hemmings but he was being a tool there. Im not sure why he thinks outlawed means red card. High tackles are outlawed but not automatically red cards.

#148 marklaspalmas

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

I dont mind Hemmings but he was being a tool there. Im not sure why he thinks outlawed means red card. High tackles are outlawed but not automatically red cards.


That's what I was going to put. Very annoying to listen to.

 

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#149 Dave T

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

Has Mitch Aichurch done anything positive at Leeds yet?

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

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#151 Dave T

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

Get in!! Game on.

#152 RSN

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:20 PM

Inglis will eat Watkins alive


Is this before or after Watkins side steps and beats him for pace with Inglis' flat footed defence?

#153 marklaspalmas

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

FFS Hemmings!!! A great try and it's all about a ruddy non-existant forward pass.

 

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#154 RSN

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

Has Mitch Aichurch done anything positive at Leeds yet?


Not from what I'm seeing, gave away a penalty and 2 defencive mis reads leading to 2 tries.

#155 markleeds

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

Thaler keeping Leeds in this

#156 Dave T

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:32 PM

Sinfield hit and miss. Some nice stuff and some awful decision making and pass selection.

#157 chuffer

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

Unfortunate that peacock dropped that ball, other than that he's been a machine tonight

#158 Wolford6

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

Good grief. I've found myself not exactly supporting Leeds, but not minding if they win.

I'm going for a lie down on the settee. Might have a Beechams.

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#159 Dave T

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:35 PM

Unfortunate that peacock dropped that ball, other than that he's been a machine tonight

yup.

Been impressed with Ward too. Some big dominant tackles for a young lad.

#160 marklaspalmas

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

Well that wasn't forward. Let off for Leeds.

 

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