On this day in 2012, Leeds were crowned World Champions after defeating Manly Sea Eagles 26-12 at Headingley.
The Rhinos were the first Super League club since 2008 to win the World Club Challenge with their win over then NRL champions Manly.
Brian McDermott’s Leeds side led 16-6 at half-time thanks to tries from Ryan Hall (2) and Kallum Watkins, with Brett Stewart going over for Geoff Toovey’s Sea Eagles.
Daly Cherry-Evans scored for Manly in the second half but further efforts from Ben Jones-Bishop and Carl Ablett saw Leeds lift the World Club Challenge trophy in front of a 21,062 people at Headingley.
Leeds: Webb; Jones-Bishop, Watkins, Hardaker, Hall; Sinfield, McGuire; Leuluai, Burrow, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Delaney, Ablett. Subs: Bailey, Griffin, McShane, Clarkson.
Tries: Watkins, Hall (2), Jones-Bishop, Ablett Goals: Sinfield 3
Manly: B Stewart; D Williams, Lyon, Matai, Oldfield; Foran, Cherry-Evans; King, Ballin, Kite, Watmough, T Williams, G Stewart. Subs: Rose, Lussick, Buhrer, Mauro.
Tries: B Stewart, Cherry-Evans Goals: Lyon 2