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Leeds Rhinos' Kevin Sinfield eyes World Club Challenge

Kevin Sinfield
Sinfield has led Leeds to three Super Leagues and two world titles

Leeds Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield is determined to make up for last season's World Club Challenge defeat by winning the 2010 title.

The reigning Super League champions will take on Australian NRL title holders Melbourne Storm at Elland Road on Sunday, 28 February.

Rhinos suffered a 28-20 defeat by Manly Sea Eagles in last year's game.

Sinfield said: "That hurt us a lot. The talk has been all about Melbourne since we won the Grand Final."

Following their defeat by Manly Leeds lost five of their next 10 games.

"Our form was poor for eight weeks after that, but thankfully it came good in the end and we've got another crack now," said Sinfield.

"I'm sure it will be another bruising encounter and hopefully the Leeds public and British Super League will get behind us and we can put on a show."

The game is a repeat of the 2008 World Club Challenge which saw Leeds beat Melbourne 11-4.

"I've heard some of the talk from their camp recently and they're certainly up for it which is great because we are as well," he added.

"The games before them in Super League are really important for us to get some combinations together and get back playing well together. It's going to be a massive challenge."



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