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Who will win the Grand Final?

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by Paul Fletcher (U1816326) 13 October 2007
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One of the two men in the photograph will end their domestic season by lifting the Grand Final trophy.

The problem I'm having is working out which one will be doing the smiling and which one will be looking on with thoughts of what might have been.

A few people have asked me over the last few days who I think will win and I have to admit I don't have the foggiest.

Both Leeds coach Tony Smith and St Helens boss Daniel Anderson are predicting a tight encounter, as was league legend Ellery Hanley on a radio station on Saturday morning.

After reminding the interviewer that Ellery is no stranger to the big occasion, the Leeds lad and former Saints coach then failed to pick a winner.

Most unlike Ellery.

It seems to me that Saints have proven once again this year that they are the best team in the competition, winning the Challenge Cup and the minor Premiership.

Yet they have played just once in a month while Leeds have undoubtedly been playing some superb rugby.

Kevin Sinfield seems to have rediscovered some of his creative flair while Jamie Peacock has been immense up front.

Saints 10-8 victory over the Rhinos at Knowsley Road a couple of weeks ago was a testimony to the ability and determination of both sides.

It stands as a great advert for the game and I just hope, I really hope, we have another match of equal quality tonight.

But who do you think will win - and what will be the key areas?

Will it be a battle of the half-backs with Sean Long returning along Leon Pryce to orchestrate a Saints win?

Or will 'Beep Beep' Rob Burrow and Danny McGuire tear St Helens to shreads with their elusive running?

And, for that matter, who is your money on for the Harry Sunderland man of the match award?

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posted Oct 13, 2007

this match is going to be close but in the end leeds are going to pull the wool over the eyes of st hellens and we all know that leeds have a strong side this time round

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posted Oct 13, 2007

come on leeds

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posted Oct 13, 2007

hello, have commentry on the internet, from finland, moved here 2 weeks ago but huge rhinos fan, come on leeds!!!!!! can u say hi to my dad who will be listening on the radio back home in the uk.

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posted Oct 13, 2007

19-6 Come on LEEDS!!!!

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posted Oct 13, 2007

It looks like its LEEDS YEAH! Where are the stains fans going?Beating the traffic ?in Wigan its called the Wigan walk.Smile Daniel at least the man of steel spared your blushes smiley

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posted Oct 13, 2007

from sunny Florida
Were Leeds Rhinos
Champions

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posted Oct 13, 2007

Well done Rhinos - now bring on the world club challenge - Storm vs Rhinos my dream match - my home town club vs my current home club....

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posted Oct 13, 2007

LEEDS WON THE MATCH OMG LEEDS WON THE MATCH I CANT STOP CRYING WITH LAUGHTER MY EYES ARE HURTING I CANT STOP PLZ SOMEONE SLAP ME :D:D:D:D:D:D

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comment by fcterry (U8630398)

posted Oct 13, 2007

Great Win Leeds
Great game Ashley Klien.

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