2012 World Club Challenge

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2012 (2012) World Club Challenge  ()
2012 WCC logo.PNG
1 2 Total
LEE Rhinoscolours.svg 16 10 26
MAN Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg 6 6 12
Date 17 February 2012
Stadium Headingley Carnegie Stadium
Location Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Man of the Match Ryan Hall (Leeds)
Referee Ashley Klein
Attendance 21,062
Broadcast partners
Broadcasters United Kingdom Sky Sports (Live)
Australia Fox Sports (Delay)
Australia Nine Network:
*Channel 9 (Delay)
*GEM (Live)
New Zealand Maori Television (Live)
Commentators Eddie Hemmings, Mike Stephenson, Phil Clarke
 < 2011

The 2012 World Club Challenge (also known due to sponsorship as the Heinz Big Soup World Club Challenge) was the thirteenth consecutive World Club Challenge and was contested by Super League XVI champions, Leeds Rhinos and 2011 NRL Premiers, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.[1]


Leeds Rhinos[edit]

Further information: 2011 Super League grand final

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles[edit]

Further information: 2011 NRL Grand Final

The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles finished the 2011 NRL season in 2nd place and went on to defeat the 6th placed New Zealand Warriors in the grand final. Following the off-season, they lost one trial match against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-36 before flying to England for the World Club Challenge.


2012 World Club Challenge Teams
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos Positions Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
1. Brent Webb Fullback 1. Brett Stewart
2. Ben Jones-Bishop Winger 2. David Williams
3. Kallum Watkins Centre 3. Jamie Lyon (c)
4. Zak Hardaker Centre 4. Steve Matai
5. Ryan Hall Winger 5. Michael Oldfield
13. Kevin Sinfield (c) Stand Off / Five-eighth 6. Kieran Foran
6. Danny McGuire Scrum Half / Halfback 7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Kylie Leuluai Prop 8. Jason King
7. Rob Burrow Hooker 9. Matt Ballin
10. Jamie Peacock Prop 10. Brent Kite
11. Jamie Jones-Buchanan 2nd Row 11. Anthony Watmough
15. Brett Delaney 2nd Row 12. Tony Williams
12. Carl Ablett Loose Forward / Lock 13. Glenn Stewart
9. Paul McShane Interchange 14. Jamie Buhrer
20. Darrell Griffin Interchange 15. Vic Mauro
16. Ryan Bailey Interchange 16. Darcy Lussick
18. Chris Clarkson Interchange 17. George Rose
Brian McDermott Coach Geoff Toovey

Match details[edit]

17 February 2012
20:00 UTC+0
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 26 – 12 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Tries: Hall (2)
Goals: Sinfield 3/5
(Report) Tries: B. Stewart
Goals: Lyon 2/2
Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, United Kingdom
Attendance: 21,062
Referee/s: Ashley Klein
Man of the Match: Ryan Hall (Rhinos)[2]


  1. ^ Smith, Peter (11 October 2011). "Leeds Rhinos exclusive: Bring on Aussie champs Manly Sea Eagles". Yorkshire Evening Post (Yorkshire Post Newspapers). Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Mascord, Steve (19 February 2012). "Rhinos trample Wolfman in his comeback game". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 19 February 2012.