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Rugby, Australian Football: Rea tips Rhinos for World Title

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posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 05:51 AM
London Broncos' Australian coach Tony Rea is tipping Super League champions Leeds Rhinos to continue Britain's impressive run in the World Club Challenge. The Rhinos will be hoping to emulate the feats of St Helens and Bradford Bulls in toppling the Australian champions when they tackle Canterbury Bulldogs at Elland Road on Friday week. Rea got a close-up view of the Rhinos' preparations when they beat his Broncos 18-6 in last night's friendly at Headingley, their final full-blown run-out before the clash with the Bulldogs.

"History shows it is loaded a bit in the way of the British team by playing here," said Rea.

"They have had a hit-out in the rain and cold and the other mob will not have.

"They have done enough things to get in front. They are a smart team and a quality team and they will lift for a big one I would have thought."

Boosted by the inclusion of their six Great Britain internationals, the virtually full-strength Rhinos were worthy winners over the new-look Broncos in a match played in heavy conditions.



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