Tag: World Club Challenge

Ellis likens Bellamy to Arsene Wenger as World Club Challenge nears

Wests Tigers legend and former Leeds Rhinos forward Gareth Ellis says it’s “phenomenal” Craig Bellamy has been able to lead the Melbourne Storm to so much success since taking control of the club in 2003 likening Bellamy to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Ellis is hoping for a Rhinos win in the World Club Challenge on […]

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Lightweight Rhinos should be worried about giant Melbourne pack

English champions Leeds Rhinos have a number of injury concerns ahead of round one of the Super League which may jeopardise their chances of claiming the World Club Challenge against the Melbourne Storm on February 16th at AAMI Park. The Rhinos face Warrington this weekend and will be missing a number of stars and alarmingly […]

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Cronulla left seething after upset 22-6 loss to Wigan in World Club Challenge

NRL premiers Cronulla are fuming after going down to Wigan in the World Club Challenge with coach Shane Flanagan ripping English referee Robert Hicks. The Sharks lost the penalty count 11-7 with the Warriors receiving the first four penalties of the game. In another controversial decision, Kurt Capewell was denied a try by the video […]

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Why Shane Flanagan’s Sharks are an inspiration to all struggling Super League clubs

Former Sydney Roosters forward and English legend Phil Clarke says what Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has done with the Sharks should be an inspiration to all fledgling Super League clubs ahead of the World Club Challenge this weekend. Writing for skysports.com, Clarke praised Flanagan for turning the Shire club into a rugby league heavyweight. “Without […]

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Flanagan confirms Holmes replacement for World Club Challenge clash

With no Ben Barba and Valentine Holmes unavailable through injury, Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has confirmed that representative duo Gerald Beale and Greg Bird will share the fullback duties in this weekend’s World Club Challenge match against Wigan. Holmes is being touted as Cronulla’s long-term fullback but with the flyer out of the clash, […]

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