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, England
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.


Leeds Rhinos[edit]

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

The 2004 Super League Grand Final was held on Saturday 16 October 2004, at Old Trafford, Manchester, UK. The game was played between Leeds Rhinos, who finished top of the league after the 28 weekly rounds, and Bradford Bulls, who finished second after the weekly rounds.


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

The 2004 NRL Grand Final was the conclusive and premiership-deciding game of the 2004 NRL season. It was contested by the Bulldogs, who had finished the regular season in 2nd place, and the Sydney Roosters, who had finished the regular season in 1st place. After both sides eliminated the rest of 2004's top eight teams over the finals series, they faced each other in a grand final for the first time since the 1980 NSWRFL season's decider.

Match details[edit]

4th February 2005
Leeds Rhinos Rhinoscolours.svg 39 - 32 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs
Chev Walker
Mark Calderwood
Danny McGuire
Willie Poaching
Rob Burrow
Richie Mathers
Jamie Jones-Buchanan
Kevin Sinfield (5)
Field Goals:
Kevin Sinfield
[1] Tries:
Hazem El Masri (2)
Jamaal Lolesi (2)
Luke Patten
Tony Grimaldi

Hazem El Masri (5)
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 37,208
Referee/s: Sean Hampstead Australia


2005 World Club Challenge Teams
Leeds Rhinos Position Bulldogs
Richie Mathers Fullback Luke Patten
Mark Calderwood Winger Trent Cutler
Chev Walker Centre Willie Tonga
Keith Senior Centre Jamaal Lolesi
Marcus Bai Winger Hazem El Masri
Kevin Sinfield (c) Stand Off / Five-eighth Braith Anasta
Danny McGuire Scrum Half / Halfback Corey Hughes
Ryan Bailey Prop Roy Asotasi
Andrew Dunemann Hooker Adam Perry
Danny Ward Prop Chris Armit
Jamie Jones-Buchanan 2nd Row Sonny Bill Williams
Chris McKenna 2nd Row Reni Maitua
Gareth Ellis Loose Forward / Lock Tony Grimaldi (C)
Rob Burrow Interchange Ben Czislowski
Ali Lauitiiti Interchange Nate Myles
Barrie McDermott Interchange Trevor Thurling
Willie Poching Interchange Brett Oliver
Tony Smith Coach Steve Folkes