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
Ryan Hall Rhinoscolours.svg
Referees Ashley Klein Australia
Attendance 21,062
Broadcast partners
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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]

Leeds had finished the 2011 Super League season in 5th place before making their way to the Grand Final with wins over Hull F.C. (42-10), Huddersfield (34-28) and Warrington (26-24). In the Super League Grand Final, Leeds defeated St. Helens 32-16.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles[edit]

The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles finished the 2011 NRL season in 2nd place and went on to defeat the 6th placed New Zealand Warriors 24-10 in the Grand Final. To get to their 3rd Grand Final appearance since 2007, Manly defeated North Queensland 42-8, and the Brisbane Broncos 24-14.

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. Unlike 2009, Manly would not play a warm up game while in England.


2012 World Club Challenge Teams
Leeds Rhinos Position Manly-Warringah
Sea Eagles
1. Brent Webb Fullback 1. Brett Stewart
2. Ben Jones-Bishop Wing 2. David Williams
3. Kallum Watkins Centre 3. Jamie Lyon (c)
4. Zak Hardaker Centre 4. Steve Matai
5. Ryan Hall Wing 5. Michael Oldfield
13. Kevin Sinfield (c) Five-eighth 6. Kieran Foran
6. Danny McGuire 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 Second-row 11. Anthony Watmough
15. Brett Delaney Second-row 12. Tony Williams
12. Carl Ablett 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
Leeds Rhinos Rhinoscolours.svg 26 – 12 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Ryan Hall (2)
Kallum Watkins
Ben Jones-Bishop
Carl Ablett
Kevin Sinfield (3/5)
(Report) Tries:
Brett Stewart
Daly Cherry-Evans

Jamie Lyon (2/2)
Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds
Attendance: 21,062
Referee/s: Ashley Klein Australia
Man of the Match: Ryan Hall Rhinoscolours.svg[2]

The game was highlighted by Ryan Hall's 90 metre intercept try off a Brett Stewart pass.[3] Leeds' win saw them get revenge for their 28–20 loss to Manly in the 2009 World Club Challenge at Elland Road.


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