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World Club Challenge photos

Leeds mascot Ronnie the Rhino

Leeds mascot Ronnie the Rhino entertains the 32,000-strong crowd at Elland Road before the game against Manly Sea Eagles

Brett Stewart goes over for Manly's first try

Full-back Brett Stewart gives Manly the perfect start on Sunday, scrambling over for the opening try of the game

Jamie Peacock tangles with Josh Perry

Tempers start to flare on the field as Leeds and England international Jamie Peacock trades punches with Manly's Josh Perry

Jamie Peacock is given 10 minutes to cool off in the sinbin

Peacock is given 10 minutes to cool off in the sin-bin - so is Perry

Anthony Watmough gets away from Carl Ablett

Man of the match Anthony Watmough causes plenty of problems for the Leeds defence and extends the lead with the first of two tries

Jamie Jones-Buchanan

Second-row forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan starts the Rhinos fightback with a try just before the interval

Kylie Leuluai tries to break through

Kylie Leuluai does his best to inspire the defending champions, but Manly's strong start to the second half spoils their hopes

Keith Senior is stopped by Manly's Jamie Lyon

Veteran centre Keith Senior goes over to give the Rhinos some hope

Matt Orford with the World Club Challenge trophy

But Manly hold on to win 28-20 - and captain Matt Orford lifts the trophy

Manly Sea Eagles celebrate

The Australian champions celebrate becoming the first overseas team since Sydney Roosters in 2003 to win the trophy



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Leeds 20-28 Manly
01 Mar 09 |  Leeds


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