Manly put Leeds on notice By Dean Ritchie | October 24, 2008 http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/sport/nrl/story/0,26799,24542090-5006066,00.html# WITH his usual thoroughness and meticulous planning, Manly coach Des Hasler will take his Grand Final-winning squad to England for nearly three weeks to prepare for the annual World Club Challenge. Although dates are to be confirmed, it appears the match against Super League champions Leeds will be played at Elland Road on March 1 with kick-off at 6pm (4am AEST). Hasler is also planning a warm-up game against the Harlequins in London the week before. The Sea Eagles will leave Australia on February 14 and return on March 4. "It shows we are taking it pretty seriously," said Manly and former St Helens star Jamie Lyon. "I know the boys are all keen to do well and I know Des will definitely want to win it. "That is one of the coldest times in England. The northern beaches boys could be playing in snow - that would be a laugh.I remember once we played Warrington and I had an afternoon sleep before the game. In just 90 minutes, the whole area was white with snow." The WCC will be one of the first matches former Newcastle, NSW and Australian hooker Danny Buderus plays for the Rhinos. Manly chief executive Grant Mayer said his club was determined to secure the title to back up the club's NRL premiership. "It is a long trip for us but it shows the competitive nature of the coach," Mayer said. "We want to make sure we win the World Club Challenge. We are taking it very seriously." Asked would Bradford-bound Steve Menzies play one final match for Manly, Mayer said: "I don't think Beaver will be playing for us but we hope he will be in the crowd." Manly will come up against former Eagles and current Leeds players Kylie Leuluai and Scott Donald. Leeds defeated St Helens in the Super League Grand Final to advance to the WCC. The powerful Rhinos roster includes Ali Lauiti'iti, Brent Webb, Danny McGuire, Jamie Peacock, Keith Senior and Rob Burrow. Manly will take their five World Cup players - David Williams, Anthony Watmough, Brent Kite, Josh Perry and Glenn Stewart.