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Rugby League Challenge: Storm 18, Leeds 10 …

  • March 1st, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

rugby-league-crowd.jpgIt’s been a great night for the backpackers up from London to see the national premiers, Melbourne Storm, defeat their England counterparts, Leeds Rhinos, at the Elland Road stadium.
The now annual stand-off for the World Cup Challenge saw a close game this time, 4-4 at half-time, in slippery conditions, with a gaggle of players involved in one serious on-field tussle, and the home side lamenting three disallowed tries.

The premiers’ competition started in 1976 with the Roosters defeating St Helen’s 25-2; recent years seeing much more even scores: 2009 Manly 28 – Leeds 20; 2008 Leeds 11 – Storm 4 (a score to be settled this time); and in 2007 St Helens 18 – Broncos 14, (see EUAustralia, “… More than a round-ball realm”, 25.2.07).

Match reports:

ABC: (1.3.10)

BBC: (1.3.10)

Picture   Deja-vu; supporters turn out for the Broncos in ’07