2005 World Club Challenge

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2005 (2005) World Club Challenge  ()
2005 World Club Challenge logo
1 2 Total
LEE Rhinoscolours.svg 26 13 39
BUL Canterbury colours.svg 6 26 32
Date 4 February 2005
Stadium Elland Road
Location Leeds, United Kingdom
Referee Sean Hampstead
Attendance 37,208
Broadcast partner
Broadcaster United Kingdom Sky Sports
Commentators Eddie Hemmings, Mike Stephenson
 < 2004

The year 2005 Carnegie World Club Challenge was contested by Super League IX champions Leeds Rhinos and 2004 NRL season premiers, the Bulldogs. The match was played on the 4th of February at Elland Road, Leeds before 37,208 spectators. Australian Sean Hampstead was the referee. The home team came out winners in the end of what was, at the time, the highest-scoring WCC match ever, with a final scoreline of 39-32.



For more details on this topic, see 2004 NRL Grand Final.

Leeds Rhinos[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2004 Super League Grand Final.


2005 World Club Challenge Teams
Leeds Rhinos Rhinoscolours.svg Positions Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs
Fullback Luke Patten
Winger Trent Cutler
Centre Willie Tonga
Centre Jamaal Lolesi
Winger Hazem El Masri
Stand Off / Five-eighth Braith Anasta
Scrum Half / Halfback Corey Hughes
Prop Roy Asotasi
Hooker Adam Perry
Prop Chris Armit
2nd Row Sonny Bill Williams
2nd Row Reni Maitua
Loose Forward / Lock Tony Grimaldi (C)
Interchange Ben Czislowski
Interchange Nate Myles
Interchange Trevor Thurling
Interchange Brett Oliver
  1. Richie Mathers
  2. Mark Calderwood
  3. Chev Walker
  4. Keith Senior
  5. Marcus Bai
  6. Kevin Sinfield (c)
  7. Danny McGuire
  8. Ryan Bailey
  9. Andrew Dunemann
  10. Danny Ward
  11. Jamie Jones-Buchanan
  12. Chris McKenna
  13. Gareth Ellis
  14. Rob Burrow
  15. Ali Lauitiiti
  16. Barrie McDermott
  17. Willie Poching

Coach: Tony Smith

Canterbury Bulldogs

Patten, El-Masri, Lolesi, Tonga, Cutler, Anasta, Hughes, C. Armit, Perry, Asotasi, Maitua, Bill Williams, Grimaldi. Replacements: Oliver, Czislowski, Myles, Brideson