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John Davidson

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Freelance Australian journalist who is based in the UK and writes for Inside Sport, The Guardian, The Sun, The i-Paper, FourFourTwo Australia, SBS The World Game, League Weekly, Big League, Forty20 magazine and others. Tweets at @johnnyddavidson. Enjoys panenkas and cut-out passes.

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Using the stats on the Super Rugby website Ben.

Super Rugby team of the week: The final

Talking about Australian hookers, not Kiwi ones, obviously.

Super Rugby team of the week: Round 18

Yes. Kremer was very good, he has been in the team in recent weeks. The Jaguares were unlucky not to get more players in, granted, but they did have the easiest opponent in the Sunwolves.

Super Rugby team of the week: Round 18

Not that I have heard.

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 16

Nightmare!

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 16

Fair point, Masirewa was excellent. See him as more as a winger though, even though he played fullback against the Brumbies. He is some player, be interesting if they keep him at 15 in the future. An Aussie Super Rugby team should be snapping him up for 2020.

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 16

Savea has been one of the best players in the whole comp this season.

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 16

Badly, in my opinion. He may do as he is experienced and there is not a lot of depth.

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 16

Definitely not a Kiwi.

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 13

Love the Roff! One of the all-time greats, and my personal favourites.

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round 13

Good call Fionn.

Super Rugby team of the week: Round 9

Correct Doyle, my mistake. Well spotted.

Super Rugby team of the week: Round 8

Thanks to everyone who tuned in.

Apologir to all for the wi-fi issues which hit in the second half.

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog

MATCH RESULT

Cowboys get the win 38-4. In the end it’s a blowout as North Queensland run away with it. The first 40 minutes was really tight, a real grind, but the Rhinos wilted in the second 40. This game had a bit of everything. Some good tries, a fight and a sending off. Quite action-packed. But not good from the English perspective. The gap between the NRL and Super is vast, no doubt about that.

Leeds 4
Cowboys 38

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog

TRY COWBOYS!

Big mistake there from Leeds, they let a Granville kcikc bounce and the Cowboys clean up. O’Neill darts over for his second try. That’s way too easy.

Leeds 4
Cowboys 38

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog

’74

Sorry folks a few wi-fi issues here. Going in and out at Headingley.

But the atmopshere has really ratched up a few nothes. Leeds almost over with a try, held up.

Leeds 4
Cowboys 32

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog

SIN-BIN

Tamou goes for 10 and Garbutt is sent off! Huge drama!

Leeds 4
Cowboys 32

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog

BIFF!

And it’s all in as James Tamou and Keith Galloway go at it, and Mitch Garbutt drops Tamoa with a huge punch!

Leeds 4
Cowboys 32

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog

TRY COWBOYS!

They are in again, this time through Justin O’Neill. And that’s all she wrote folks. Another tough night for Super League.

Leeds 4
Cowboys 32

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog

’65

Another convesion for JT.

Leeds 4
Cowboys 26

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog

TRY COWBOYS

Mistake from the kick off from Leeds and the Cows hit back quick three tackles. JT scrambles over for a TRY! Now it’s starting to become a bit of a blowout…

Leeds 4
Cowboys 24

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog

’62

JT adds the extras.

Leeds 4
Cowboys 20

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog

TRY COWBOYS

JT puts through a grubber and Coote picks it up to score. Or has he? Video ref is checking… looks like no try, no it’s given! TRY!

Leeds 4
Cowboys 18

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog

’59

Lilley is pulled down centimetres out. Leeds roll a grubber in but the Cowboys clean it up. Danger averted.

Leeds 4
Cowboys 14

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog

’57

Leeds testing the Cows defence now. Some great lines being run.

Thats’s offside from a bomb and Leeds have the ball back 10m out! Here we go…

Leeds 4
Cowboys 14

North Queensland Cowboys vs Leeds Rhinos: World Club Challenge highlights, scores, blog