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moto748

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Of course I hope it's Wigan.

The bookies reckon there's nothing in it.

Hopefully there will be tickets waiting for me on the doormat when I get home from work tonight.
 

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The Charlatans will headline the pre-match and half-time entertainment at the 2015 First Utility Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.

This year will be the biggest Grand Final event yet as we celebrate Super League's 20th Anniversary!

Fans will also be treated to entertainment from cheerleaders, fireworks, English soprano Laura Wright and DJ Spoony.
 

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Can't relax till I get my tickets! Not arriving till Friday now. :(
 

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Later, surely?
No - they're before us - ie more easterly.

9am there is 7 am here.

Hang on .... I'm not sure anymore ... :) They get up before us so aren't they ahead ?

But does this mean they are technically later - in a numbers sense ? Even if its all the same ?
 

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No - they're before us - ie more easterly.

9am there is 7 am here.

Hang on .... I'm not sure anymore ... :) They get up before us so aren't they ahead ?

But does this mean they are technically later - in a numbers sense ? Even if its all the same ?

Listen carefully, I'm only going to explain this once... :p

UK/Sydney time difference is 10 hours. Hence 6 pm KO Saturday in the UK is 4 am Sunday morning in Sydney.
UK/Auckland time difference is 12 hours. Hence 6 pm KO Saturday in the UK is 6 am Sunday morning NZ time.
 

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Listen carefully, I'm only going to explain this once... :p

UK/Sydney time difference is 10 hours. Hence 6 pm KO Saturday in the UK is 4 am Sunday morning in Sydney.
UK/Auckland time difference is 12 hours. Hence 6 pm KO Saturday in the UK is 6 am Sunday morning NZ time.
To top it off - I'm in Canberra visiting my son - and they have daylight saving time just started - one hour ... :)

We don't have DST on the Island (home).
 

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Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (first half), Radio 5 live (second half), BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Manchester and online; live text commentary on BBC Sport website; highlights on BBC Two (Sunday, 17:00 BST).
 

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Leeds (from): Hardaker, Briscoe, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, Delaney, Achurch, Cuthbertson, Singleton, Keinhorst, Walters, Lilley, Garbutt.

Wigan (from): Bateman, Bowen, Burgess, Clubb, Crosby, Farrell, Flower, Gelling, Gildart, Manfredi, McIlorum, Mossop, O'Loughlin, Patrick, Powell, Smith, Tautai, Tomkins, Williams.

Referee: Ben Thaler
 

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Leeds have never beaten Wigan in a major final, losing the John Player Trophy (1983), Challenge Cup (1994, 1995, 2011), Premiership Final (1995) and Grand Final (1998).
 

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Saturday's 2015 Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford is one of the most anticipated events in the sporting calendar - a showpiece occasion.

More than 73,000 supporters will pack out Manchester United's stadium to watch Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors battle for the right to be called champions.

It also marks 17 years since the inaugural event was held at Old Trafford, between the same two teams.

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Leeds Rhinos: 22

Tries: McGuire 2, Moon, Walters Goals: Sinfield 3

Wigan Warriors: 20

Tries: Burgess, Manfredi, Bowen Goals: Bowen 4


Leeds Rhinos sent the departing trio of Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield and Kylie Leuluai out in glory by beating Wigan in the 2015 Super League Grand Final.

Brian McDermott's side completed a domestic treble, adding to the League Leaders' Shield and Challenge Cup.

Despite twice trailing, the Rhinos fought back, with Danny McGuire scoring two of four tries, the last of which was by 20-year-old Josh Walters.

Joe Burgess, Dom Manfredi and Matty Bowen all went over for Wigan.

In winning the three domestic trophies, Leeds have emulated St Helens' feat of 2006.
 

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I felt it was a good game - if slightly error prone. Cuthbertson did some awesome off-loads which the commentators appeared to ignore. Matt smith made a few errors which certainly cost Wigan. But - both sides made errors.

Matty Bowen played well and kicked well.

Wigan had the game at one point but just let it go to a superior Leeds team who never gave up.
 

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Leeds Rhinos: Hardaker; Briscoe, Watkins, Moon, Hall; Sinfield, McGuire; Garbutt, Burrow, Peacock, Ablett, Delaney, Singleton.
Replacements: Leuluai, Cuthbertson, Keinhorst, Walters.

Wigan Warriors: Bowen; Manfredi, Bateman, Gildart, Burgess; Williams, Smith; Crosby, McIlorum, Flower, Tomkins, Farrell, O'Loughlin.
Replacements: Powell, Clubb, Mossop, Patrick.

Referee: Ben Thaler - Ref had a good game.

Attendance: 73,512