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World Club Challenge

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by fLIP, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    I backed the Rhinos to win this game. After their 4 and 0 start to the SL season, Melbourne had it all against them.

    What surprised me though was just how badly they played.

    Yeah I know they've just come off a 5 month break from games and its on the other side of the planet in freezing, windy rain being played on mud but they were ordinary.

    I'm sure the game would have been different with Inglis, Crocker and Smith in the side but one thing i noted was just how easily the Storm backed away when put under some serious defensive presure at times.

    I'd say this is a point for our boys this season and a lesson to learn from rolling over and playing dead when under the pump. If a UK side can rattle the storm with their defense than so can our blokes.

    Comments on the match?
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Scott Donald is still a great winger, cleaned up at the back really well

    Sinfield is world class player and Burrow the half really knows his trade
     
  3. willstyles

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    Two things I enjoyed. Dot getting across the line. And some of the big Pommy bastards smashing Turner (I think it was) on a kick return. Sure they didn't knock him out and it wasn't as brutal/pretty as Crocker/Slater's hit in the GF, but it brought a smile to my face.

    F*ckers.
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Leuluai can still hit with the best of them
     
  5. easystreet

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    Melbourne never really had a hope in this match.It is still our pre-season,and their season is in full swing;it was played in England with an English ref.What chance did they have against those odds?
     
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

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    actually that ref is an Aussie
     
  7. willstyles

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    And the killer blow - no Cam Smith.

    The Storm are still a fantastic team, but if either Cronk or Smith is injured, they become mortal again.

    They can afford to lose Inglis or Slater or Folau or Kaufusi or Crocker or White etc....but without Smith or Cronk, they are just another good side.
     

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