If people are saying Cas were poor you are absolutely deluded.
Leeds were quality. Their line speed was quicker than any club side I've seen this year. The speed they played the ball was ridiculous when returning the ball. Forwards were dominant and very efficient.
Cas are on form this year lets be honest but actually look at their squad for a second. Ryan Hall v Kirk Dixon. Liam Finn who was playing Championship last year v Danny McGuire the top try scorer in SL history and multiple grand final victories under his belt. Jamie Peacock v Andy Lynch. The forward pack is just a general better quality. Add that to the experience Leeds have in finals and Cas were always up against it.
Leeds played I'd say 95% of a flawless game. They'd of beat every side in SL plus all the NRL sides apart from Manly and Sydney x 2 with the way they played today. Solid rugby which should of been admired and complimented.
Cas got criticised for errors but they made was it 3-4 errors in the first half? That is an exceptionally good standard. The fact they were playing against such a good opposition meant they were exposed much further than they were.
A golden generation were rewarded for over a decade of persistence after beating a team on a journey who were in a final they had no right to be in. The class of the golden generation showed through after a valiant effort from Cas.
That's how it was and it should be written. People who slate the performances of either side should go watch another sport.
Cas were not poor but nor were they at their best. You can put that mainly down to Leeds but I suspect there was a bit of nerves and a couple of people not quite at the races also.
I wouldn't go along with Leeds beating all of SL on that form let alone most of the NRL. Defensively they were superb but not sure their attack was all that tbh. If Leeds played (almost) flawlessly and Cas were not at their best, a 13 point difference is not that convincing.
Still, congrats to the Rhinos, they were dominant today and it was a well deserved win and they beat some pretty good teams on their way to the final too.