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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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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

’55

Coote brings back a kick. Rhinos have done well to contain the Cowboys so far.

Leeds 4
Cowboys 14

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

’53

Leeds look spent. Half-time was the worst thing for them… They’re just holding on. Field position all the Cowboys.

Leeds 4
Cowboys 14

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

’50

Cowboys starting to unwind. Leeds really on the back foot. Lachlan Coote down hurt, but he gets up. Looks OK.

Leeds 4
Cowboys 14

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

’48

JT having an off night with the boot…

Leeds 4
Cowboys 14

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

TRY COWBOYS:

Kyle Felt dives over ine the corner and the Coeboys are in control. This could get ugly….

Leeds 4
Cowboys 14

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

’45

Cowboys camped on Leeds line. Huge pressure for the Rhinos…

Leeds 4
Cowboys 10

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

’42

Thurston converts.

Leeds 4
Cowboys 10

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

TRY COWBOYS!

Mistake from the Rhinos with a bomb and the Cowboys capitalise! Linnet with the try!

That is a costly error.

Leeds 4
Cowboys 8

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