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
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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.

Qualification[edit]

Bulldogs[edit]

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.

Teams[edit]

2005 World Club Challenge Teams
Leeds Rhinos Rhinoscolours.svg Positions Canterbury colours.svg 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

Match details[edit]

4th February 2005
Leeds Rhinos 39 - 8 Canterbury Bulldogs
Tries: Walker
Calderwood
McGuire
Poaching
Burrow
Mathers
Jones-Buchanan
Goals: Sinfield (5)
Drop Goals: Sinfield (1)
[1] Tries: El Masri(2)
Lolesi(2)
Pattern
Grimaldi
Goals: El Masri (5)

stadium =Elland Road, Leeds

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Attendance: 37,208
Referee/s: Sean Hampstead (Australia)

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