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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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#161 Old Frightful

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

"Forward" passes have killed Melbourne.

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#162 chuffer

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

Nailbiter

#163 RSN

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

Thaler keeping Leeds in this


Took you 3 years to notice :D

#164 chuffer

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

Wide to west?

#165 chuffer

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

Nope

#166 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

Great game but I have to say the worlds best player was disappointing.

really wanted a Leeds win, if only `Burrow had held on to that pas.....
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

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#167 jannerboyuk

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:52 PM

Oh well good effort by Leeds but the purple buggers deserved it in the end
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#168 BBR

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:52 PM

Amazing game. Best team won. Sky team did their best to ruin it Eddie and Stevo end up arguing about rules they clearly don't understand and ignore the fantastic rugby on show.

#169 RSN

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

Melbourne were the better side but still a brilliant game to watch.

England won't beat Australia with Cronk Slater and Smith clicking together in the same side. They're the difference at club level, they're the difference at origin level, they're the difference at international level.

Leeds were close but I'm afraid Melbourne were very poor by their high standards. 19 missed tackles by Melbourne, can some stato get their average per game last season ill be very surprised if they average half than that in games last year.

#170 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

Great game and Melbourne defence was world class despite being still in pre season. The best team won and Cronk, Smith and Slater controlled things whilst Sinfield was tackled out the game. Melbourne still a bit rusty in attack at times with some forward passes. Cronks kicking was quality and Leeds couldnt stop him controlling the game

#171 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

Melbourne were the better side but still a brilliant game to watch.

England won't beat Australia with Cronk Slater and Smith clicking together in the same side. They're the difference at club level, they're the difference at origin level, they're the difference at international level.

Leeds were close but I'm afraid Melbourne were very poor by their high standards. 19 missed tackles by Melbourne, can some stato get their average per game last season ill be very surprised if they average half than that in games last year.


Its their first major hitout of 2013 so you expect a few miss tackles and mistiming in attack. However the defence from Melbourne is what really won the game as Leeds had many chances but just couldnt get over.

#172 Johnoco

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Great game but Melbourne were clearly not in top gear. I still don't think the Aussies are unbeatable though; we do have the talent to win. Making that happen is the trick though....

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#173 chuffer

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

Great level of intensity....the WCC never disappoints.....though come feb it always seems to be leeds playing some team in purple and white

#174 boxhead

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:09 PM

Not a bad game, nice and close, plenty of rust in the Storms game which is to be expected.
Well played Leeds they gave it a good shake and could have won if they could have passed and caught better.
Leeds got the rub of the green in most cases.
The commentators are really poor and would turn many people away from the game IMO
The TV Camera work was on par with the commentators.

Good to see it was on live in Oz.

Edited by AndyCapp, 22 February 2013 - 10:09 PM.


#175 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

I did not watch the game so all I know is that the English side lost whilst playing on their home ground, to an Aussie team in their pre-season. not good news.

Hopefully our national team will reverse the result, although we all know there wont be a single forward pass given against the green and golds

#176 flyingking

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:16 PM

Really good game to watch, great performances from Peacock and Watkins; Sinfield did not get enough time to pressure the try line with his kicking game, Widdop produced a mixed bag. In the World Cup it looks as if England could get some joy against Australia by passing out wide or letting Watkins find the gaps.
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#177 Ant

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:16 PM

That was as high class rugby you'll ever see


The poor berks like lobby can keep their dour miserable lives

#178 boxhead

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

I did not watch the game so all I know is that the English side lost whilst playing on their home ground, to an Aussie team in their pre-season. not good news.

Hopefully our national team will reverse the result, although we all know there wont be a single forward pass given against the green and golds


Leeds did ok in that area tonight, the Storm got pinged all over the place on line ball calls including a try, whereas Leeds scored off a massive forward pass and eventually they showed it again from an angle behind the attacking play and the commentators agreed it was not forward after all
It was almost comedy.

#179 HappyDave

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

Really good game, well officiated. Apart from the forward pass... I didn't mind the officials missing that, as it led to a Try against the Aussies. :lol:

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#180 boxhead

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

Really good game to watch, great performances from Peacock and Watkins; Sinfield did not get enough time to pressure the try line with his kicking game, Widdop produced a mixed bag. In the World Cup it looks as if England could get some joy against Australia by passing out wide or letting Watkins find the gaps.


Sinfield was average tonight,

Edited by AndyCapp, 22 February 2013 - 10:46 PM.






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