So last night I witnessed an amazing game of rugby league between 2 great champion teams at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium…Leeds Rhinos Vs Manly Sea Eagles. The game was the World Club Challenge, a game where the champions of the Super League & the NRL get to battle against each other to become ‘Champions of the World’
Having had a pretty busy week, I missed all the hype, write ups & team news, so on the way to the ground I started to get very nervous. Suddenly realising the importance of the game. The Southstand was rammed, it’s been so long since it’s been like that, it was nice to see it back to a full capacity, it makes the atmosphere so much better.
From the 1st minute, I could see that the game was going to be tough, they were huge. Especially their No17 George Rose who must be the widest rugby player I have *ever* seen
Highlight of the 1st half has to be the massive hit on Brett Delaney which made him look like he’d hit a brick wall. I have no doubt that if that was me, I would have just died right there on the spot.
Leeds were just awesome for the whole game. I’m not sure if I can pick out a particular player who was the best as they all played their part, from Sinfield’s kick to Hall & Hall’s take for the 3rd try to the seemingly never ending barrage of tackles they had to deal with in the 2nd half, they were all immense.
After 50 minutes when Manly scored their second try, you could see them physically lift, they were faster, more organised & I feared for the worst when they went over for a third time, only for it to be wiped off for a push. This was definitely a turning point for me & Leeds kicked on.
What an awesome feeling after a brilliant performance. I don’t think I could be more proud of the boys right now.
LEEDS RHINOS….WORLD CHAMPIONS!