Aussie flavour to Super League Grand Final LIVE on Eurosport
Fresh off Melbourne's victory in the NRL grand final, the international league spotlight turns to England for the Super League Grand Final between Warrington and Leeds.by NRL
Fresh off Melbourne's victory in the NRL grand final, the international league spotlight turns to England for the Super League Grand Final between Warrington and Leeds.
History awaits both teams as the two giants of the sport go head to head in the annual decider at Old Trafford LIVE on Eurosport from 4am on Sunday 7/10.
Warrington, who defeated St Helens 36-18 to qualify for their first ever Super League final, can become the first team since 2006 to claim the unique domestic league and Challenge Cup double.
The Wolves defeated Leeds 35-18 in the Challenge Cup final and will look to Aussies Brett Hodgson, Trent Waterhouse and Joel and Michael Monaghan to repeat that performance.
Ex-NRL stars Hodgson and Waterhouse along with skipper Adrian Morley can create further history by becoming owners of dual NRL and Super League premierships.
The trio tasted victory in Australia with Wests Tigers, Penrith and Roosters respectively and will be out to etch their names in rugby league folklore.
Warrington coach Tony Smith, himself a former St George Dragon, said it was exciting times for the club and was confident of producing the win.
"We're very excited, very proud and it's great to be part of another big match," Smith said.
"We've been progressing towards this and learning lots along the way after many years of trying."
The Rhinos, who are in their fifth final in six years, can also create history by becoming the most successful team in the 17 years of the Super League.
Leeds have won four grand finals since 2007, all against St Helens, and can become the first team to win six Super League premierships on Sunday.
The defending champions edged past minor premiers Wigan Warriors 13-12 en route to the final and will look to playmaker Kevin Sinfield and Aussie utility forward Brett Delaney for inspiration.
Replays of the Super League Grand Final can be seen at 9pm on Sunday and at 10am on Monday 8/10.
Also on Eurosport this week is the exclusive 'Exiles' documentary featuring Aussie stars Hodgson, Joel Monaghan, Anthony Laffranchi, Scott Dureau, Heath L'Estrange and Steve Menzies.
Eurosport journalist David Dybman caught up with the guys ahead of the second International of Origin game against England.
The documentary will be screened at 3am on Sunday 7/10 in the lead up to the grand final as well as at 7.35am and 2.45pm on Saturday 6/10.
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