20/02/2017 Super League Show


20/02/2017

Highlights from the 2017 World Club Challenge Match: Wigan Warriors v Cronulla Sharks and Warrington Wolves v Brisbane Broncos. Plus Leigh v Leeds and Huddersfield v Salford.


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Hello and welcome to the DW Stadium where we are about to see the two

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worlds of rugby league collide, it is the Super League champions versus

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the best from Australia, working against Canada in the World Cup

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challenge. Amazing saves. Wigan are the

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champions. Joining us here we have Mitch Brown who strutted his time at

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Cronulla Sharks more than other years this field is very much like

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the English game trying to push itself against the Australian game.

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There has been a lot of scrutiny. It is tough to travel here and play

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this game. It is a fabulous fixture. On the back of the tri- Nations last

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year when we didn't do well, I suspect a lot of people are saying

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is there any credibility in the game? I love the concept and we

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should build on it and not throw it away. Krul winning last year, what

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was that like back home? 49 years they have waited for that. I am a

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shy boy, we all live in the Shire. We breathe it. The Shire was buzzing

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for a week or two. Everyone was still chanting the sun. How good for

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the NRL to have a new champion? For the past years it has been the same

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team is winning. The Roosters have been so dominant so it was nice to

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see the underdogs getting their first shot. Wigan are very focused

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on this. They talked about it on the pitch when they won the Grand Final.

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I fancy wedding. You look at the quality in the Cronulla Sharks. The

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way they approach the game, Wigan not taking a step backward, we will

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have a fantastic afternoon. Who will call themselves the world champions?

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Will it be Wigan or Cronulla? They talk in these parts of the Wigan win

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in 1987 and winning in Brisbane in 1994. Is this going to be another of

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those I was there moments? Will the NRL champions of Cronulla come up

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trumps? They have their own fairy tale to tell, of course. Wigan just

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probing here. Bateman on a familiar path. Just about ten yards to cover

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here. They are putting a lot of pressure on this defence. It is

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Burgess with a flying finish in the opening three minutes. They are

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having a look at this again. He thinks it is a drive. What about the

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grounding? Was touch and issue? He is in mid air, nothing wrong with

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the feed. Forget the flag. I think he has put this down millimetres

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before his finger hits the ground. The try is given. What they stood

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for Wigan and Joe Burgess. Townsend under a lot of pressure here is

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Cronulla, it forward. -- hammer it forward. Back it goes. So, it is a

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big kick. Lewis catches and scores. Simple enough. A great kick.

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Cronulla with a response. They are having a look again here. No try.

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Can you check for an on-site player? If you look in the bottom right, the

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winner is ahead of the cake. The question is does he get within ten

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metres? He might be. He is not interfering in play at all. But it

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is no try. Root out on a technicality. It is a hard one to

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take. Powell goes running away. It is

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Burgess. Back on the inside. It is tried number 24 Burgess. -- try

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number two four Burgess. Within lead 8-0. Great build-up, great centre

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plate and a finish from a man with a reputation. It is reputation that is

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being built up. He rattled his man there, but he has been left on the

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ground. He is clearly hurt, but Cronulla carry on. It is relentless.

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That is delegate from Maloney. He thinks no try. There is no touch in

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mid I don't think. Could kick well reaches and reaches. Oh my word, but

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is close. It is very close. It is no try. The referee said no try. It has

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been upheld. Working with some defending to do

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again. They are on the six. Maloney goes out wide. Neat inside ball. A

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little chip toward the corner. Droplet underneath the sticks. An

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adventurous bit of play. There is little else he could do. So, Wigan

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remain under the pump here. You can feel the nervousness around the

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stadium because the local fans know there are side are under pressure

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here. The former in the international. Brown. For more

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tackles. For more tackles for Wigan to withstand. Cronulla posing

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problems. Here is Brown again. They have a bit of space here. Wigan back

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on their own line again. Cronulla with all their pedigree. They have

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lost the ball. The ball is spilled. Wigan survive again. Wonderful

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defensive effort they are putting in. They are just not giving

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Cronulla and a room to manoeuvre. Wigan stretching it forward. The

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youngster is making his mark today on this big stage. Powell again.

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Short and Flood and Tompkins keeps it alive. Escare is alert. Picks up

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and scuppers. Goes out searching to the left-hand side. Oliver, a World

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Club Challenge here just like his dad was 30 years ago. They tried

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that put Wigan in a real comfort zone now. Full marks to Escare.

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Picking it up, nothing on, he went in search of something. The

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Frenchman is having a really good game here like most of the Wigan

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players are. A good finish. The Australian comedian looking on. Not

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too much to laugh about at the moment from an astringent pointedly.

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Within leading by 16-0. -- Wigan leading. Maloney puts it back. They

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have got support here from Bede and being trickles 13. It is a try.

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Jesse Reimann. On the hour mark, we knew there would be a response.

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Cronulla have provided it. Is this the start of the chargeback? A

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delicate little click here from Bede. Wonderfully placed. Reimann

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slides in. That would put the wind in the seals

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of the Cronulla Sharks. They shuffle and run forward. Maloney. Looking

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for what is out there. He off-loads. A penalty. Penalty for Wigan. Out of

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the tackle, the referee says. Wigan get people back. I'm not sure of the

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boat was granted but Wigan are not going to complain. Flanagan clearly

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unhappy. Time running out, Wigan on the verge of an historic win. I

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don't think there is enough tide left in the game for Cronulla to

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score twice and that is what they would have to do an Wigan running

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the clock down. Another try here would make absolutely certain is

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Bateman is held up just short. You can feel it around the stadium. They

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know, they know how close Wigan are now will stop it is Maloney. The

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referee says he was played out. That will be bad. Celebrations up there.

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Wigan now know, the Wigan fans now know, they are world champions. Just

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a matter of running the clock to a final. Farrell takes it in. It is

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thunderous and the DW Stadium. Wigan go left, Williams with a kick,

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Burgess. It might be a hat-trick to finish it in style. Robert Hicks

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wants another look. It hardly matters in one respect, because

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Wigan have won it anyway, but Burgess would love a hat-trick. He

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was on-site and I think he might just have got there, little finger

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first, try given. What a finish, what a game and what a story for the

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Wigan Wanderers. They have one the world title and Super League can

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puff of its chest again. Terrific. I am proud of them. It is all the

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coaching staff, the players have so much desire, so much guts and

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determination. How does it sound being world club champions?

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Unbelievable. Another dream has come true. We had to provide for

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ourselves and the Super League. We have the four trophies we can get

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this year. We will drag the next three. To do it in the style we have

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done is special. It is special for us. He missed out last year because

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you were away doing something else, to come back and be proud of that,

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how special for you? Very special. My first bit of silverware, it is

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very memorable. I think I might take the game ball home and frame that

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one. It was a good, physical game and the better team won. They played

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well, they played tough and they took their opportunities. We had a

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few decisions go against us, but it wouldn't have made a difference to

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the outcome. How impressed wordy with the defence of your team? We

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did too magic defending. The way we played, I am just trying to enjoy

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the victory. We showed some desire, but we did too much in our half. I

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will enjoy the victory. Trying to stay positive. Sean O'Loughlin

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collecting the trophy that means the world to the Wigan Warriors. Get in

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there his team-mates. Wigan have lifted it, Wigan the 2017 world

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champions. What a victory for Wigan. How impressed wordy with that

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performance question very impressed. They had a lot more of the ball in

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the second half. We saw the defensive prowess of Wigan. They

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threw everything out there. They thoroughly deserved the win. It

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should want a good team they are. What a shot in the arm that we are

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the world club champions. It does hurt as Australians, but very well

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deserved. They played much better. They completed a lot more sets and I

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think they were much more clinical. Joe Burgess are back with a bang at

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Wigan. He was. He has shown some form since he has been back here. He

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is very hard to stop. His finishing was outstanding. He is looking for a

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big year ahead. Who else would you pick out from the Wigan performance,

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or was it the unit that impressed? You have to be a good team to beat

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Cronulla. Everyone stood up. It started with John Locke and Sean

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prowess around the middle. George Williams was good again. Escare was

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good at the back. A really good team effort. How much will this third

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Cronulla to have lost it? They were pretty emotional. It really hurts

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the boys. They want to win and they came a long way forward. They won't

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let this hold them back for the rest of the year. They will get back.

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They are flying out tomorrow and they will be concentrating against

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the Broncos. There was one of the game in the world club series this

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year. It was Warrington against Brisbane and watching was Stewart

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Pike. A big weekend for Super League and the British game. From

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Warrington, no Stefan Ratchford were Ben Currie. Adam Blair, the absentee

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for the Brisbane Broncos. Now, Tony Smith spoken all week about making a

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strong start. Brisbane with the first opportunity inside the opening

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couple of minutes here at the Halliwell Jones. They can suck down

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and it is Westerman. Westerman charges down. Then hand, has he got

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the legs? Joe Westerman, I don't think he has. He brings him down

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just short of the line. Gavin Brown, lovely. What a start. Warrington

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ahead. Less than two minutes on the clock. Gavin Brown on his debut, a

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memorable try. It is going really well for the Wolves. Brisbane, you

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have two say, very much on the back foot. That is the penalty. It was

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Gilette not letting Jack Hughes get up and play the ball. Surely, Declan

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pattern will take the opportunity here. No trouble at all. Warrington

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Leadgate- zero. -- Leadgate- zero. At the moment, Brisbane do not know

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what has had them. Adkins wriggles out of the tackle. Two tries in 12

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minutes. Warrington in dreamland. Brown involved again. Try scorer,

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now try maker. If ever there was a perfect game plan, this is it, you

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have to say. Here they come again, Clark. Lovely hands. Gidley finds

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Russell on wing. Still going. Matty Russell, this is quite incredible.

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It is a point a minute for a Warrington and Brisbane are being

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blitzed. He feel they have two score next, the Brisbane Broncos. Here is

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McCullough. That is a good little chip over the top. No Milford. Going

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for the corner. They are on the board. Cory Oates with the try. Much

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needed for Brisbane. It took an audacious bit of skill to get the

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Broncos on the board. McCullough with the kick, it was Kaku, then

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look at this from Milford. A lovely pass. A fabulous finish. Well, they

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have been pretty much perfect in this first. 100% completion rate, no

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auroras. Deservedly in front. Here is Adkins now. Stop just short. One

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of the three try scorers. Line in went on the blindside. Now Ben Hunt,

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has he made the tackle? Phil Benson, he reckons that he got the ball

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down. That it look at this. With momentum carrying him forward, the

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ball touched the line. It did. A massive moment for Warrington on the

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stroke of half-time. Chris Evans celebrating with the rest. Wonderful

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first-half performance from the Warrington Wolves. Whatever Brisbane

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got to offer? Roberts, Robert Stephens said. Now, can anybody

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catch on? James Roberts, it looks like he will build 90 yards. What a

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trite this will be from Roberts. Sensational scorer for the Brisbane

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Broncos. Rhys Evans did his very, very best, but no one was going to

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catch Roberts. Now, Brisbane still very much in this. But try from

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Roberts just putting a different complexion on things. Warrington not

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afraid to move the ball around and here is Evans. Russell does really

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well, he just got bored. Russell against the full-back, a brilliant

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tackle from the Brisbane captain, Darius Boyd. Was that an error? The

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referee will say he called. Hang on a minute, Gidley and McCullough

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involved, now everybody is getting involved. Tempers are getting

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frayed. We don't mind it getting a little bit tasty.

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It is -- Phil Bentham waiting for things to settle down. Not too much

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to it. A bit of fire and brimstone in the world club series. He was

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initially involve their with Gidley. Gidley and Roberts. -- McCulloch.

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Here come the Broncos again. Great tackle from Russell, what a game he

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has had. If Brisbane can score next, it certainly is game on. Maguire

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brought down by Cooper. It is sent wide again. That was a bad pass and

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Mead could not pick it up. Another mistake by Brisbane. Kevin Brown and

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the winger David Mead. It is kicking off again. Getting tasty, isn't it?

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Roberts came steaming in from nowhere and that did not help. Phil

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Bentham just being patient. You can see how much it means. Initially

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Brown and Mead, nothing much in it first of all, that is when the

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trouble started when Roberts came steaming in and got everyone else

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involved. I am not having that. Good work by the referee, telling the

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captains to cool it. Fabulous entertainment here. Good thinking.

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Declan Patton with the dropped goal. It now means of course that Brisbane

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have to score three times. Clark and Sims, what a game he has had as

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well, Mike Cooper. He wins the penalty. Maguire is fuming but he

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cannot have too many complaints about that. He held on to long. He

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has not done much wrong tonight, Patton, really cemented his place in

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the first team. Time running out for Brisbane. Here is McGuire, running

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the ball across the line, a big ask now with time running out, little

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kick through, but that is our mistake, that is a try for Mead.

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Phil Bentham, well ask the video referee to have another look but

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surely no doubt. 82 macro was in two minds on whether to hold on to the

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ball or a tap it dead -- Tom Lynam. Warrington were 6-1 outsiders before

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the start of this game. It is a memorable night for the Warrington

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Wolves. Over 12,000 here at the stadium and this will live long in

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the memory. Strike one for Warrington, strike one for Super

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League. Warrington looked like a team possess last night. They came

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out of the blocks well. There are ball control and everything was

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great. Was it a different kind of Warrington, a more direct style? A

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little bit. I thought Cooper and Sims started strong and they had no

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trouble getting out of their own half which took the pressure away.

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They competed really well, they were disciplined and very direct and

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maybe the influence of Kevin Brown kicking them around the field had a

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positive effect. I think they were slightly different but with the same

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player at times. How impressed were you with Kevin Brown on his debut? I

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thought he played fantastically well. The whole team was really

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good. I noticed a big difference, so many great tackles. They really got

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the forwards going forward. 2-0 to the Super League, how much did Super

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League need that? There has been a lot of scrutiny about the games. It

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is great that it is 2-0 and a lot of us who believe in it, we have to

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start making our own decisions. I suppose our measurement, our

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critical drive has been that we are 2-0 up but we need to build on it

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and it is an believably good concept and we would like to see more of it.

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Will the NRL be smarting? I think they will. When you play England or

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any team from England you always want to get one up on them and I am

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sure it is the same here. It is good for Super League, it will give them

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the go forward they are looking for. Wayne Bennett was here with the

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Brisbane Broncos but later in the year he will be leading a glint in

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the World Cup. Dave Woods caught up with them and found he was still

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smarting from losing their four nations.

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It is intercepted and this manner will take some stopping. Johnson is

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final and we were not. We could not have played with more passion or

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more effort. We have to be smarter and more disciplined and I think we

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can be that. That is part of the journey. Try and change that

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behaviour. The plan was to have a training camp in Dubai at the start

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of the year and it was cancelled. How does that affect preparations?

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It will have an impact but not a major one. It would be good for

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them, they would need it, but we could not get the cooperation from

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some of the clubs and we did not want to compromise but we were

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doing. It is difficult with the breakdown in communication with the

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coaches. We had a good meeting last night and I am pleased with how it

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went. I blame no one else but myself for the breakdown in communications.

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We repaired some of the damage. We are moving on. Some of the Super

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League coaches have criticised the fixtures. How does that sit with you

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as England coach? It is what it is, you have to not worry about it.

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Continually complaining about it and making an issue, it does not give

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your players an opportunity to make excuses. They were already beaten

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before they go into the field. The coaches say it is too hard and it

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should not be happening. I try to avoid it as much as I can. Accept

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what it is and move on. Wayne Bennett talking a lot about

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self-belief, he talked about it at the end of the four nations and it

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sounds really easy to get a team to believe but how do you go about

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doing it. His track record suggests he is good at that. He identified a

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couple of things and I think that is why he wanted their camp. He is

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talking about little elements of intensity. I think the decent thing

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he has done is culturally I think he understands a little bit better what

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the Super League is about than what he will have to do. For me, he has

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to take the best team he can at the end of the year and a bit of extra

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work might not be in his best interest, but I think you will be

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picking the right people. He has also taken the blame for the fact

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that the camp was cancelled saying he perhaps did not communicate

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enough and he has met with the coaches and how important is that

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for England going forward? Massively so. The coaches know who is playing

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well. He has to laze with them and get their views and opinions as to

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who they think is playing well. Clearly, he has to make his own

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decisions as well in relation to who is playing well, but picking the

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right people, picking the right balance and team is massively

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important and he needs the best information. How much do you think

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that England need to build on what Super League does, maybe when they

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come together as England, we start playing to -- start trying to play

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lead Australia. Everyone does a lot of video these days. It is about

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trying to work to your strengths and their weaknesses. They need to think

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about their own back garden and you can see that the Australian struggle

:31:45.:31:51.

with that sort of play over here. Maybe keep to your own strengths and

:31:52.:31:54.

go forward with that. The World Cup is for the end of the year and there

:31:55.:31:58.

were a couple of Super League games this week starting with Huddersfield

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against Salford on Thursday night. Hinchcliffe, looking to get out of

:32:06.:32:09.

the dummy half position as quickly as he can and Lawrence will bring it

:32:10.:32:12.

back to the middle and they have given themselves an excellent

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position here. Looking to respond to that early Salford penalty. Danny

:32:17.:32:24.

broth. Get it away to Hinchcliffe and he has space on the right hand

:32:25.:32:30.

side. McGillvary has scored. You give him that much space and he will

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not waste it. Another good strong finish by the winger. Tomkins. Solid

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effort. Tomkins rose in at dummy half again. Back at by Dobson and

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they have that number is here again, Junior Sa'u ripping through that

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Huddersfield defence. They will be disappointed but that, Huddersfield.

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They are not and neither is he. Jones. Searching down the blindside

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and getting a bit of space here for Johnson to go flying away with a

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step on the in. -- inside. Good work by Danny broth making the tackle. --

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Danny Brough. He is in front of him as well. Forward pass. He has got a

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penalty. He is not the only one who is confused. Dobson. Stepped by

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Junior Sa'u. Lost it. Penalty. And at the end of this low scoring half,

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Salford are going to go for the two points here. It seemed fairly clear

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that Ryan Brierley got the ball. Gareth O'Brien with what might just

:34:09.:34:13.

be the final kick of this first half. And he has headed superbly

:34:14.:34:23.

well. Salford leading by ten points. -- hit. Josh Ward is on the field in

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the dummy half position. It is a 40-20 I think. He silenced the home

:34:31.:34:36.

crowd. Right behind the 40 metre mark, no doubts about it, absolutely

:34:37.:34:47.

no doubts. Wood, Robert Louis, slips away, what started the second half

:34:48.:34:51.

for Salford, the opening minute and Gareth O'Brien is in to score. He

:34:52.:35:09.

has looked sharp as a tack. Gaskell waits at dummy half. Desperate for a

:35:10.:35:18.

response. Looking wide. Mellor! Well, they needed something quickly

:35:19.:35:24.

after a bonus try and Mellor is the man to provide it. Game on. 55-macro

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again, searching down the blindside, cannot find anything that gets away

:35:34.:35:41.

from Dobson -- Leeming. He has taken it within striking range. Ryan

:35:42.:35:47.

Brierley at dummy half. City has got a second, two tries from him in just

:35:48.:35:52.

three minutes and Huddersfield are racing back into contention now.

:35:53.:36:07.

Tomkins. Robert Lu off the left foot, banging them away. Put it on

:36:08.:36:12.

his back eventually, sixth tackle, where does this go, out to Dobson.

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Gareth O'Brien. His second try of the game. And that stems the tide

:36:21.:36:27.

that was running against them. Leeming. There is no way through for

:36:28.:36:39.

a Mellor on that occasion, 11 minutes of the game remaining, a

:36:40.:36:43.

couple of scores in arrears and they need something quickly and they

:36:44.:36:55.

might have it here. Ta'ai reaching them. They are looking for the

:36:56.:36:59.

double movement. Momentum and at full speed, and it is given. Given

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by the video referee. Ukuma Ta ai with the try. Tomkins. Lui. Here is

:37:08.:37:23.

Josh Jones. Bounces off one, Sam Rapira is in again. Josh Jones is

:37:24.:37:31.

still going. I think he is in. There was absolutely nothing on when he

:37:32.:37:34.

got the ball. He has beaten Sam Rapira twice and beaten and other

:37:35.:37:40.

four again as well. He is bouncing around and has the determination to

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get in and score the try. Tomkins. Tackles from the offside position by

:37:49.:37:58.

Michael Lawrence. This should just about settle things here, only

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another couple of minutes left to play. That is spot on, seven goals

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on the night for Gareth O'Brien and two tries and Salford are the

:38:10.:38:13.

winners. You were at that game on Thursday night, how impressed were

:38:14.:38:18.

you with Salford? Very impressed. You can see they are clear unit and

:38:19.:38:22.

with the drama at the end of the season last year when it does manage

:38:23.:38:27.

to stay in the division. The effort from Joss Jones at the end was

:38:28.:38:32.

massive. Todd Carney is here, what can he bring to Salford? He is a

:38:33.:38:38.

winner. Every team he plays with, he brings that a winning culture with

:38:39.:38:42.

him. He is a fantastic player, he has so much skill, he has had a

:38:43.:38:46.

little bit of time off and I am sure he will come back fighting.

:38:47.:38:50.

Huddersfield brought in a lot of new players, will take awhile to get

:38:51.:38:56.

consistency? I think it will. They had a good start to the season but

:38:57.:39:02.

fell off the horse the night before, it might take a while for them to

:39:03.:39:07.

get into the swing of things. Ukuma Ta ai, he went really well. This

:39:08.:39:13.

time last year, Leeds were in the World Club Challenge and instead

:39:14.:39:17.

this time they were taking on Mitch Brown and the lease and Gerry Adams.

:39:18.:39:25.

They have waited a long time for this -- they were taking on 50 70.

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-- Leigh Centurions. That is! The captain, crushing defeat on the

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opening night, Castleford really hurt Leigh Centurions and their

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coach was adamant that there would be an improvement. What a pass from

:39:57.:40:02.

Drinkwater. Matty Dawson, four minutes on the clock and Leigh

:40:03.:40:15.

Centurions hit the front. The boss of Leigh Centurions wanted a

:40:16.:40:18.

response and he got one. The Rhinos are on the back foot. But of course

:40:19.:40:32.

by Saints. Only 6-41 week ago. Here is Pelissier. Is that a try? Mitch

:40:33.:40:39.

Brown. Young Reynolds on his debut, what a pass. What a start for Leigh

:40:40.:40:50.

Centurions. It has been a real struggle so far for Leeds Rhinos.

:40:51.:41:01.

Parcell. Cuthbertson has only just come on, with his first touch of the

:41:02.:41:06.

ball, here is Parcell. Cuthberts on with his second touch of the ball

:41:07.:41:13.

puts Leeds on the board. It is Adam Cuthbertson. It was 8-0 256 macro in

:41:14.:41:23.

seven minutes and here come the Rhinos with Parcell, surely another

:41:24.:41:32.

score -- Leigh Centurions. It is two tries in two minutes for the Leeds

:41:33.:41:41.

Rhinos. Dominant at the moment, Leeds. After that fantastic start

:41:42.:41:48.

from Leigh Centurions at Adam Cuthbertson has made such a

:41:49.:41:52.

difference. Rob Burrow, picked up by Jimmy Keinhorst. Is that a try? The

:41:53.:42:00.

ball has gone backwards, the referee says play on, maybe not, Josh

:42:01.:42:03.

Walters. That was a forward pass, I think. I think Jack Smith, the

:42:04.:42:09.

referee is going to look at this. Jimmy Keinhorst thinks he got the

:42:10.:42:20.

ball down. The referee disagrees. They will look at this. That is a

:42:21.:42:25.

try. Jimmy Keinhorst surely has scored and indeed he has. Leeds

:42:26.:42:33.

stretched their advantage. The Rhinos have turned this around.

:42:34.:42:38.

There is the Guta and the dropped goal attempt and Liam Sutcliffe,

:42:39.:42:44.

right on the stroke of half-time, how important will prove to be? A

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7-point advantage for Leeds. Leigh Centurions desperate to start

:42:48.:43:03.

the second half as they did the first. Opportunity here for the

:43:04.:43:06.

Rhinos. Walters has been brought down. A penalty right in front of

:43:07.:43:16.

the post. Vea, the guilty man. The Leigh Centurions fans are not happy

:43:17.:43:19.

but they cannot have too many complaints about that. And there we

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have it. 17 unanswered points for the Leeds Rhinos to take control

:43:30.:43:36.

here at Leigh Sports Village. There is still time. That's for sure, 12

:43:37.:43:41.

minutes on the clock. They have got to score twice. Here is Ben Crookes.

:43:42.:43:47.

Lovely little side step and he is over. From absolutely nowhere. Ben

:43:48.:43:59.

Crookes with the try and the owner with his old friend. What a finish

:44:00.:44:10.

in store here now. Four minutes to go as Cory Paterson is brought down.

:44:11.:44:18.

It is all Leigh Centurions. Pelissier. There is Willie Tonga,

:44:19.:44:24.

the volume goes up, the crowd getting behind the home side.

:44:25.:44:33.

Teasing kick. Here is Reynolds. He cannot get the ball out. It was a

:44:34.:44:42.

walk in for Ben Crookes if he had. Incredible finale. Vea, but what a

:44:43.:44:50.

tackle from Jimmy Keinhorst. It is a match-winning tackle, surely. Well,

:44:51.:44:57.

disappointment for Leigh Centurions. A great performance but a first win

:44:58.:45:06.

for the Leeds Rhinos. So close but yet so far for you guys. We are

:45:07.:45:10.

still looking for that elusive first win in Super League, but we came a

:45:11.:45:15.

long way from last week, we worked on what we wanted to work on, but we

:45:16.:45:20.

got so close, just those few missed opportunities and hopefully it will

:45:21.:45:29.

come next week. We are still working on combinations, we have had a first

:45:30.:45:38.

few changes. Our captain should be coming back this week. We are going

:45:39.:45:42.

to work on ourselves and hopefully get our first win soon. How

:45:43.:45:46.

important for your confidence back you show such a big improvement? We

:45:47.:45:54.

spoke about it last year. It is such a different competition that it is

:45:55.:45:58.

in the Super League. We spoke about things we could get away with last

:45:59.:46:02.

year that will not happen this year, there are such quality teams. The

:46:03.:46:09.

quality has gone up so much in Super League. We will have to be on our

:46:10.:46:16.

toes each week. Having some consistency is the key. Will it be

:46:17.:46:21.

relief for Leeds Rhinos to have got a win so early on? I think so. I

:46:22.:46:26.

think their coach even mentioned they have to improve in the

:46:27.:46:31.

point-scoring department, but you can see the scramble and desire.

:46:32.:46:38.

That is it for us here at Wigan. We will be back in the studio next week

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for all the highlight around the Super League. Join us on Monday

:46:44.:46:47.

night in the north or at one o'clock on Tuesday lunchtime on the BC2.

:46:48.:46:55.

What a great weekend it has been for Super League and many

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congratulations to Wigan who are the world club champions for 2017. From

:47:00.:47:03.

all of us here, goodbye.

:47:04.:47:14.

Highlights from the 2017 World Club Challenge Match as Wigan Warriors take on Cronulla Sharks. Super League champions Wigan are looking to become the first English team since 2012 to win the annual match between the best club sides in England and Australia. Their opponents Cronulla are the NRL champions, having won their Grand Final for the first time in 2016. They are led on the field by legendary New South Wales captain Paul Gallen.

Also featuring highlights from Warrington Wolves's World Club Series game against Brisbane Broncos, and two Super League matches, as newly promoted Leigh take on Leeds and Huddersfield play Salford.


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