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50 most memorable moments v Australians

6th February 2018 | 9:30 am

By Phil Daly

As we count down to the World Club Challenge against Melbourne Storm on Friday 16th February, we are counting down each day with 50 of the most memorable moments for the club against Australian sides down the years from Kangaroos to Cowboys.

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As we count down to the World Club Challenge against Melbourne Storm on Friday 16th February, we are counting down each day with 50 of the most memorable moments for the club against Australian sides down the years from Kangaroos to Cowboys.

10. Leeds record historic win in the fog

Leeds have only managed to defeat Australia on three occasions, one of those looked like it might be the victim of the weather before it even started.

In 1937, Leeds and Australia met on a Wednesday afternoon at Headingley as thick fog rolled in to LS6 and reduced the attendance to just 5,000.

From kick off Leeds were the cleverer and faster side, ready at all times to drive attacks straight down the field. The first half was reasonably even with Leeds having just a one point lead at the break. In the second half the Loiners had stepped up the pace of their attacking raids when Gibbs, the Australian second row, was sent off. In the 20 minutes that remained Leeds swamped the tourists with three superb long range tries to win 21-8.

Leeds: Eaton, Harris, Evans, Brogden, Smith, Hey, Jenkins, Prosser, Murphy, Woods, Jubb, Tattersfield, Watson.
Tries: E Harris (2), Smith, Brogden, Jenkins
Goals: Evans (3)

Australia: Ward, Robison, McKinnon, Reardon, Hazleton, Norman, Gilbert, Stehr, Pierce, Heidke, Narvo, Gibbs.
Tries: Robison, Narvo
Goal: Gilbert

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